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Just In: Lagos CP Removes Gowon Estate DPO For Detaining Legal Practitioner 

 

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has ordered the immediate removal of Gowon Estate Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for detaining a lawyer seeking client’s Bail.

 

Fayode also directed the Officer-In-Charge of Legal to initiate steps to reachout to the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on ways to prevent a recurrence of the incident.

 

The Spokesman for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday evening.

 

Hundeyin said that the Command under the stewardship of CP Fayoade would continue to uphold the rule of law and not hesitating to sanction any officer found engaging in unprofessional, unethical and discreditable conduct.

The statement read in part ” Following the conclusion of investigations into the allegations made against the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Gown Estate Division, as published in Punch Newspaper of January 4, 2024, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni has ordered the immediate removal of the DPO pending a review of his case by other supervisory authorities. The CP had earlier ordered a thorough investigation into the matter upon receipt of the publication.

” CP Fayoade has equally directed the OC Legal of the Command to initiate steps to reach out to the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos State Branch to enable a round table discussion towards preventing a recurrence of the avoidable incident and enhancing better police-lawyers relationship.

“The Lagos State Police Command, under the stewardship of CP Fayoade, will continue to uphold the rule of law, while not hesitating to sanction any officer found engaging in unprofessional, unethical and discreditable conduct”.

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