Lagos State Police Command has recalled a Divisional Police officer in charge of Pen Cinema following corrupt allegation.
Recall that Harrison Nwabuisi, a Superintendent of police and Divisional Police officer of Pen Cinema was alleged to extort money after some arrest was made during Sallah period
But reacting to the said development, the Lagos state police public relation officer Csp chike Oti told urban express news correspondent that Sp Nwabuisi has been recalled by the commissioner of police Edgal Imohimi, in reaction to the said media report
“The statement reads in part: “The Attention of the commissioner of police, Lagos state Edgal Imohimi has been drawn to a Newspaper publication on August 24, 2018,
“The reporter mentioned that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Lagos State, Harrison Nwabuisi, has been conducting raids during which he allegedly arrested innocent residents and extorted money from them.
“He further reported that the police operation took place on Wednesday, is the last day of the Sallah holiday, at Alimi Ogunyemi Street, in the Ifako Ijaiye area and mentioned one Sheriff Aranjure as a prime witness to the alleged extortion by the DPO.
“Sequel to the allegation, the Commissioner of Police directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yetunde Longe, to investigate the officer and other ranks against whom the allegation was made.
“He also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, DCP Elkanah Ayuba, to recall the DPO to the command headquarters to allow for unbiased investigation into the matter.
“The command is, therefore, appealing to Mr Sheriff Anjure, said to be a vital witness; and, indeed, other witnesses in the matter, to make themselves available to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCID, Panti Yaba, to assist police in the investigation.
“While recognizing the fact that raiding is a major crime-fighting strategy of the police, given that it enables proactive intervention into a budding problem, the commissioner of police, however, said that it must be purposeful, corruption-free and intelligence-driven.