Friday, October 02, 2020

In Lagos: Police inspector faces orderly room trial for brutalising journalist

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has apologised for the attack on Kayode Jaiyeola, a journalist with The PUNCH newspaper.

The journalist was physically assaulted by a policeman while covering a protest yesterday by members of the #RevolutionNow Movement in the Maryland area of the city around 11:10a.m., which left him bleeding profusely.
The police boss has also ordered immediate detention and orderly room trial of Inspector Adadu Innocent, attached to PMF 22 Ikeja, for hitting and injuring Jaiyeola with a stick.

Odumosu, who was monitoring the deployment and operational activities of officers for the enforcement of the order against unlawful gathering and protest by some individuals, raced to the scene and personally moved the injured journalist to the Police Cottage (Hospital) at Area F, GRA, Ikeja, where he ensured the journalist was given immediate medical treatment.

The preliminary findings carried out by the commissioner of police and eyewitness accounts revealed that the cop suddenly attacked the journalist, without any previous altercation or confrontation. This propelled the commissioner to order for his trial to serve as a deterrent to others who are fond of engaging in unprofessional and unethical conducts. Guardianng

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