The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Sunday, 18th October, 2020, was compelled by aggressive #endsars# protesters at Okota to trek in companies of his senior officers for more than 10 kilometres in order to pay a visit to the assaulted grandma, Mrs Durojaiye Olaleye, who was assaulted severally on monday 12th October, 2020, as captured in a viral video on the social media.
The Commissioner of Police, who had earlier been denied access at the Muritala Mohammed Airport tollgate in Ikeja by endsars protesters, ran into a similar barricade at NNPC junction, Okota, where the hyper-aggressive protesters insisted that CP Hakeem Odumosu and team highlight from their official cars and trek that long distance despite series of explanation and appeal on the command’s mission in the area.
The Commissioner of Police, like every other officer in Lagos State, who has been professional in tolerating and managing several harassments, intimidations and provocations from the protesters, obliged and trekked for peace to reign.
The visit to the assualted grandma was to sympathise and apologise to her and her family members and assured them that the arrested police officer, SP Tunji Ajakaiye, second-in-command at the disbanded Anti Kidnapping Unit, Surulere, who assaulted the grandma has been queried and will face the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) for appropriate punishment.
The police chief also condemned the unprofessional conduct of the senior officer which is unbecoming of his status and contrary to the IGP’s modern policing principles.
While assuring Lagosians of his commitment to sanitise the command, CP Hakeem Odumosu encouraged members of the public to report all unprofessional conducts of police officers and men to the command for appropriate disciplinary actions.
SP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
19TH OCTOBER, 2020.