…assures identification of officer and prompt disciplinary measures

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade has today received the lawyer, Timothy Olamide Olaniyi who was allegedly assaulted by a police officer.

In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Command’s Spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin stated that, “Upon receipt of a tweet made by a lawyer, one Timothy Olamide Olaniyi, alleging that a police officer assaulted him within the premises of the Lagos State Command headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni immediately invited him to facilitate appropriate actions.”

According to the statement, “Investigations so far reveal that the lawyer had the encounter at about 0930 hours with some police officers who came from outside Lagos State to take over suspects arrested for them by the Lagos State Command. These visiting police officers have been summoned for an identification parade to enable the lawyer identify the police officer in question.”

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has been in constant touch with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) leadership, especially Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN who leads the Security Agencies Relations Committee (SARC) of the Association. The NBA has been assured that the Command would leave no stone unturned to identify the officer behind the unprofessional act and mete out appropriate sanctions as the alleged misconduct is totally condemned and against the ethics of the Nigeria Police Force.”

“The Command uses this medium once again to encourage Lagosians to reach out to the Complaint Response Unit (lagos.npf.gov.ng) or any senior officer (in person or via the already publicised phone numbers) when they have complaints against police action.”

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