Police Promise Sanction Against Officer Who Allegedly Assaulted Lawyer


Kemisola Oye 

THE Lagos Police Command has assured of identification and meting out appropriate on a police officer alleged to have assaulted a legal practitioner within its premises. 

Upon receipt of a tweet made by a lawyer, 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, immediately invited the legal practitioner to facilitate appropriate actions.

According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos State Command, investigations so far reveal that the lawyer had the alleged encounter at about 0930 hours with some police officers who came from outside Lagos State to take over suspects arrested by the Lagos State Command. 

These visiting police officers, SP Benjamin Hundeyin claims, have been summoned for an identification parade to enable the lawyer to 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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