Posted by News Express | 26 May 2017 | 1,379 times
Activists under the aegis of the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) have reported some senior police officers to the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (FCIID), Abuja. The offence of the affected police officers: Alleged aiding and abetting criminal activities in their domain, particularly, in the ancient town of Ihunbo in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State.
CHRSJ accused the officers of dereliction of duty, abuse of office, indiscipline, lackadaisical attitude to official duty, conspiracy and harbouring of criminals.
According to a petition dated Monday, April 10th, 2017, the attitude of the police officers in watching their friends have a field day in perpetrating criminal and dastardly acts run contrary to the code of conduct guiding security agents.
In the petition signed by CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, the group said that: “On the fateful night of Friday, March 17th, 2017 at about 7:29 p.m., the team of soldiers inside the OP-MESA Hilux van with Number AA 387 belonging to 192 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Owode-Yewa, Ogun State, came to the town and on their way coming to the town, met Mr. Sola Fadairo and Mr. Akeem Babatunde on the road and one of the soldiers who could speak Yoruba fluently, in the first Hilux of OP-MESA asked from them, for direction to the community palace, which they pointed at, and the soldier made a call to somebody that they had known the location of the Palace. After locating the Palace, they now moved back to the Ihunbo-Idiroko federal road where they mounted a checking point.
“But to the community’s dismay, between 9.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m., another two (2) OP MESA Hilux joined the first OP MESA with an 18-Passenger bus carrying members of the terror gang led by Titus Babajide (a.k.a Oppressor) and Fatai Isiaka arrived the town, which
they were shooting sporadically into the air to scare and create tension in the mind of armless people of the community and the people were running helter-skelter for dear life and this made majority of the community members to desert the town and sleep inside the bush till the following morning of Saturday March 18, 2017.”
The petition further reads: “Sir, during their evil act, Titus Babajide and Fatai Isiaka were ordering the 21 soldiers in the team of the terror gang in contrary to Section 217 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and their thugs to maim, beat and kill anybody who wanted to block their activities for two days. The terror gangs, including 21 soldiers, later in the night of Friday, March 17, 2017 descended on anybody remaining in the community after their show of power. But by 1.46 a.m. of Saturday, March 18, 2017, Babajide and Isiaka had instructed their terror gang to set ablaze the ancient palace with the supervision of 21 soldiers in the team.”
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