Lagos police command reacts to sex-for-bail scandal, refutes widow’s claim of being sexually harassed by police officer at Ilaje police station

Lagos police command reacts to sex-for-bail scandal, refutes widow’s claim of being sexually harassed by police officer at Ilaje police station

The Lagos state police command has refuted claims made by a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, that when she was arrested by males of the Ilaje police station final month, one of the officers merely recognized as Egi, demanded intercourse from her and in addition threatened to preserve her within the cell for a very long time if she failed to yield to his sexual advances. Learn the story right here.

Now, the Lagos state police command by means of its spokesperson, SP Chike Oti, has reacted to the claim. In an announcement launched this night, Oti mentioned that after investigations, the command came upon the allegations made by the widow was false. Learn the assertion beneath

The eye of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a publication within the page-4 of The Nation Newspaper dated Friday, July 13, 2018 with the caption “Intercourse-for-bail scandal rocks Bariga Police Station, Edgal orders probe” 

It’s fascinating to notice that the reporter   talked about that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State,  is conscious of the allegation and had ordered the Gender Part of the Command to examine the matter. 

 The reality of the matter is that the author certainly drew the eye of the Commissioner of Police to the allegation and in his standard method, the CP ordered the officer in cost of the Gender Part,  SP(Mrs) Adejoke Cole to examine and report her findings for applicable disciplinary motion towards  any officer discovered culpable.  

Investigation into the case was painstakingly carried out and findings from the case revealed that one Mrs Adebukola Mowette, who claims to be a widow, was reported at Bariga Police Station on June 25, 2018 by one Clement Iperepolu, male, of No. three Ibukunolu avenue, Akoka, Bariga for assault occasioning hurt. 

The complainant was grievously injured by the suspect who pushed him towards a working Tire pumping engine. 

Due to harm sustained, he was given a medical kind to go to Normal Hospital, Gbagada for therapy. 

The report from the hospital reveals that the complainant suffered a scapula fracture. The scapula is sturdy and situated in a protected place, so it hardly ever breaks. When it does, it is a sign that the person was subjected to a substantial drive. This tells you the way a lot the complainant suffered because of this of the assault on his individual. 

The suspect was arrested the identical day she attacked the sufferer being June 25, 2018. She was interrogated and she or he owned up committing the crime. She was granted administrative bail inside 24 hours of her arrest.

Nevertheless, each events met and reached an settlement exterior of the police that the suspect would write off the medical bills incurred by the complainant which stood at forty thousand Naira solely(40000.00).  

The forty thousand Naira was not supplied to the police neither was it meant for bail as was erroneously reported. 

Though in paragraph 21 of the publication, the  reporter acknowledged  that the suspect reached an settlement with the sufferer  to write off his  medical invoice, how the identical reporter ingeniously turned the reality on its head by calling the supply the suspect voluntarily made to the sufferer, a bail cash, is relatively bewildering. 

Investigation additionally revealed that the suspect Adebukola Mowette spent lower than 24 hours in police custody and through the interval, she was not extorted, sexually harassed, abused nor undignified in any method. 

It was additionally seen that the Investigating Police Officer, Sergeant Akintemi Bernard was impartial within the settlement voluntarily reached by the suspect and the complainant and due to this fact could not have used that as means to acquire intercourse or threaten her. It’s worthy to point out that the IPO doesn’t have the facility to determine who goes on bail. The bail utility for the suspect was endorsed  by the Divisional Crime Officer to the Divisional Police Officer who authorised the bail at no value to the suspect. 

The CP needs to guarantee all media homes in Lagos, that his workplace stays open to all of them and they need to be happy to affirm any story of curiosity by means of him or the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer. 

http://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2018/7/lagos-police-command-reacts-to-sex-for-bail-scandal-refutes-widows-claim-of-being-sexually-harassed-by-police-officer-at-ilaje-police-station-2.html

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