Security File with Enani Benson
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, has ordered the Assistant inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos to investigate the allegation of N5 million bribe against a Divisional Police Officer in one of the stations in Lagos.
The IGP gave the order following the petition from the law firm of Lekan Daramola Chambers on behalf of Aberija Descendant Family of Morekete town, Igbogbo, Bayeku, in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State against the DPO of Igbogbo Police Division and eight others.
The eight others are Pastor Ojo, Anthony Egbe, Ganiyu Obalola, Olajide Ogunyemi (leader of the gang), Morouf Oduniyi, Muftau Abimbola, Doyin Sunday and one Semiu.
In a petition to the IG, the petitioners said the crux of the matter is a piece of land at Igbogbo in Ikorodu, which Justice M.A. Salvage had in suit number IKD/56/2003 granted an interim injunction against all the suspects, where he restrained them from further entering the land.
The petitioner alleged that the DPO was given six plots of land and five million aaira and that ever since then the DPO had deployed several patrol vehicles in the land and that this had led to pandemonium, chaos and constant harassment by the hoodlums.
The Aberija Descendant Family, therefore, called on the AIG in charge of Zone 2 to order thorough investigation into the activities of the DPO who has left the principal assignment for which he was brought to the area and moved into grabbing of land
When contacted, the DPO of Igbogbo Police Division, Olusoye Remi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), denied the allegations.
He said he acted based on information that some people were trying to disturb some residents whose houses were blown off during the April rains. He said he arrested some of the hoodlums who paraded themselves as owners of the land.