A Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Oladipo Afolayan has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a woman in his office at the Magodo Police Post.
According to Punch report, the woman he allegedly raped was a suspect in an ongoing investigation.
Afolayan, a Superintendent of Police, had only been recently posted to the Magodo Police Post where the incident occurred.
He was arrested and brought before the Commissioner of Police, Cornelius Aderanti, after the victim reported the matter.
Aderanti then reported the matter to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command, Mr. Umar Manko.
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The matter was transferred to the X Squad, a department at the state command which is in charge of investigating police crimes and misdemeanours, and they subsequently handed over the DPO and the case file to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Kenneth Nwosu said investigation into the matter was ongoing.
He added that the police officer if found guilty would be made to face the law.
He said, “Yes, we are investigating an allegation like that. As a result of the sensitivity of the matter, it would be too soon to come to a conclusion. The stance of the Commissioner of Police is not to condone any act of indiscipline whether from the public or from our men.
“Therefore, when investigations are concluded, and the officer is found culpable, he will be made to dance to the tune of the law, and if it is found otherwise, he will be cleared. The press will be invited and briefed once investigations are concluded.”
The development comes a few months after another Lagos DPO, Mr. Adekunle Awe, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman, Idowu Akinwunmi, in his office at the Onikan Police Division.