The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Olosan Division Mushin in Lagos has been sacked by the State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa over professional misconduct by his officers.
Owohunwa, also directed that all the policemen involved in the act be identified, arrested, and be made to face disciplinary actions.
The Police Public Relations Officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin made the disclosure in his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Hundeyin added that the Owohunwa has also directed that the matter should be charged to court.
According to him, the Police Commissioner gave the instruction after listening to all parties involved in the matter.
It was said that some policemen had tried to cow a young lady seeking justice when she reported at the station.
The married lady was slapped for refusing the love advances of a man called Bebex in the Mushin area of the state.
It will be recalled that the lady after the attack, made a video, calling for human rights activists to assist her in fighting for justice since the Bebex in question has money.
“Due to multifarious interests in this matter and the need to ensure justice, CP Idowu Owohunwa is personally interviewing all parties in this case, community members, landlord association, councilor representing the area, the committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Omolara and family, Bebex and his employees, and lawyers representing both sides are in attendance.
“It is elating and morale-boosting that we now have a willing complainant and as a result, a tenable case to present in court.
CP Idowu Owohunwa, having carefully listened to all parties, has established that there are indeed cases to answer and has therefore directed that the matter be charged to court immediately.
“The CP also identified professional misconduct on the part of some of the police officers involved in the case. For this, the Command Provost has been directed to immediately commence disciplinary action against the officers concerned.
“And finally, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Mushin, in whose division all the officers aforementioned are serving, has been relieved of his posting with immediate effect.” he twitted.