Police committee refunds N50,000 bail to sufferer

The committee that became set up to analyze allegations of misconduct and s*xual molestation by way of some policemen connected to the Anti-Kidnap and Anti-Cultism Squad of the nation crook research and Intelligence branch, has concluded its sittings.

It became amassed that the committee members swore now not to reveal the content of the file.A file of deliberations and hints of the panel is predicted to be submitted to the CP subsequent week.

however, PUNCH Metro learnt that the policemen had been indicted at the allegations of ethical misconduct and s*xual molestation.

The committee turned into stated to have advocated that the cops, who took cash for bail, be ordered to go back the cash to the sufferers.

The Officer-in-price of the crew, Akinade Adejobi, who claimed that he turned into no longer on seat for the 4 days that the victims were detained, was reportedly indicted for supervisory negligence.

PUNCH Metro had stated that a mom of , Blessing Taiwo, became accused by using her boss, Abiola Osagie, of stealing $50,000.

Osagie, who is the handling Director of the Ikoyi, Lagos workplace of AfricInvest, a multinational consulting and equity company, had alleged that she left the cash within the office earlier than taking place a ride for some weeks.

She stated by the point she back, the money had disappeared, adding that 43-12 months-antique Blessing had motives to make regarding the lacking money.

The Abeokuta, Ogun kingdom indigene, changed into stated to had been arrested through policemen from the Ikoyi department, alongside Osagie’s motive force, Mr. Oluwaseun Sodiya, who was said to had been paid N10,000 to clean up the office all through his boss absence.

the matter changed into later transferred from the police station to the SCIID, Yaba, from where it changed into cited the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad, Surulere.

PUNCH Metro reported that the suspects have been detained for some days as the OC, Adejobi, allegedly refused to grant them bail.

after they had been subsequently given administrative bail, Blessing’s circle of relatives paid N50,000 of the N70,000 charged for her freedom, whilst the driving force’s own family paid N29,000.

Blessing’s sister, Florence, alleged that she (Florence) became usually burdened by using the policemen every time she took meals to her sister within the cellular, adding that the policemen touched her non-public elements and br**sts.

the motive force’s wife, Oluwanifemi, also alleged that she was sexually assaulted, announcing one of the policemen caressed her and demanded a rendezvous along with her despite knowing that she was married.

The kingdom CP, Imohimi, after disposing of Adejobi as the top of the police unit, set up a committee to analyze the allegations.

He also returned the case to the Ikoyi Police Station, noting that there has been no purpose for a case of robbery to be transferred to the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Squad.

The committee, which began its assembly ultimate Thursday, concluded after seven days.

A source stated, “The committee has ended its assembly and the file has been drafted. The record is being edited so that any critical detail that is not noted via the secretary will be included. The CP have to get the file each time from now.”

whilst our correspondent asked for the details of the record, the supply stated the committee participants had  sworn no longer to expose its content till it gets to the CP.

however, another supply, who changed into privy to the document, stated the CP gave the committee 3 predominant tasks, specifically: decide whether or not the case was properly transferred from the Ikoyi department to the Anti-Kidnap and Anti-Cultism Squad of the SCIID; decide whether or not there has been evidence of s*xual assault; determine whether allegations of bail cash have been actual.

She stated, “On the primary assignment, we found that it changed into not the obligation of the anti-kidnap phase to research a case of stealing. however, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Yaba, Bolaji Salami, said he transferred the case there because they needed to tune phone calls and most effective the section had the instrument for such investigation. So, the problem of transfer became rested.

“also, we observed evidence that the girls have been certainly s*xual assaulted. 1/3, we saw that money exchanged arms. We encouraged that the policemen must be disciplined in accordance with police policies. There were officials who behaved exceptionally properly and we advocated them for commendation.”

whilst our correspondent requested approximately Adejobi’s fate, the source stated the committee discovered that he turned into not round during the victims’ travails.

He explained that the chief Superintendent of Police turned into, however, indicted for negligence and dereliction of duty.

“He changed into not at once accountable for all the misconducts, but he didn’t provide appropriate supervision. this is the simplest place in which he was discovered responsible. The policemen have been requested to refund the money; it was an act of extortion for which we asked that they be punished,” he added.

The Chairman of the committee and Commander of the speedy response Squad, Olatunji Disu, was no longer accessible as of the time of submitting this document.

supply: (Punch Newspaper )

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