Harrison Nwabuisi, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Pen Cinema Police station, has been removed over allegations bordering on corruption.
Imohimi Edgal, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has ordered the removal following a newspaper publication alleging gross professional misconduct during the Sallah day celebration.
A statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chike Oti, noted that the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, was drawn to a Newspaper publication of Friday, August 24, 2018, captioned “Power-drunk Lagos DPO leads team to mosque, raid adherents, others.”
He said: “Sequel to the allegation, the CP has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, DCP Yetunde Longe, to investigate the officer and other ranks against whom the allegation was made. He equally directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Elkanah Ayuba, to recall the DPO to the Command Headquarters to allow unbiased investigation into the matter.
“While recognising the fact that raiding is a major crime fighting strategy of the police, given that it enables proactive intervention into a budding problem, the CP however said, that it must be purposeful, corruption free and Intelligence driven.”