EndSARS: Panel Orders Arrest of Commissioner Of Police, Gives Reason

EndSARS: Panel Orders Arrest of Commissioner Of Police, Gives Reason

  • The EndSARS panel constituted to investigate police brutality, has taken another major step over the unlawful detention of one John Emeka Alozie
  • Recently, the panel ordered the arrest of the commissioner of police in charge of legal services at the Force headquarters
  • Meanwhile, the officer has shunned several summons by the #EndSARS panel in Abuja in respect of separate cases of police brutality

On Monday, April 25, the independent investigation panel on Human Rights Violations by the defunct SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, issued a warrant of arrest on the commissioner of police in charge of legal services at the Force Headquarters, CP Ochogwu.

The arrest order is in respect of the alleged enforced disappearance and unlawful arrest and detention of one John Emeka Alozie by the Force since June 25, 2017.

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The deputy director public affairs, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed on Tuesday, April 26, made this disclosure through a statement, Channels TV reports.

EndSARS Panel, Commissioner Of Police, Lagos state
The police commissioner was on several occasions ordered to appear before the panel with Mr Alozie’s case file, but he had so far refused to honour the summons. Photo credit: Lagos State Government
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The CP was on several occasions ordered to appear before the panel with Alozie’s case file but he had so far refused to honour the summons, The Punch added.

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According to the statement, the panel’s chairman, Justice Suleiman Galadima (retd.), who issued the arrest warrant, described Ochogwu’s attitude as unbecoming of a lawyer and police officer.

The statement reads:

“The chairman noted that the CP has flagrantly and repeatedly disobeyed the order of the panel, having refused to turn in the said case file to enable the panel to unravel the truth about the whereabouts of Alozie in accordance with the law.”

Mr Galadima therefore adjourned the petition until Wednesday, April 27, 2022, for a progress report.

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Lekki toll gate re-opening: Police issue strong warning to intending protesters

Lagosians had earlier been warned against disrupting the peace and serenity in the state in the name of protest against the re-opening of the Lekki Toll Gate.

This warning was given to residents in the state by the commissioner of police, Lagos command CP Abiodun Alabi on Friday, April 1.

Alabi said that the police will not hesitate to deal with anyone who infringes on the fundamental rights of other residents of the state.

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Also, Big Brother Naija season 5 star, Tolani Shobajo, better known as TolaniBaj had expressed her displeasure at the proposed reopening of the Lekki tollgate.

The reality star drove past the tollgate and bitterly ranted about the gridlock that will soon commence in the toll axis.

Tolani in a video called out the government for frustrating the citizens.

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