A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has reported an erring Senior Police officers to the Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Force Criminal Intelligent Investigation Department (FCIID), Abuja, for aiding and abetting criminal activities in their domain, particularly, in the ancient town of Ihunbo, Ipokia local government area of Ogun State.
Those officers alleged involved in the alleged unethical conduct were; AIG Bala Hassani,CP Hammed Illiashu, Ilaro Area Commander, Supol Samuel Titus, Idiroko Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Ibrahim Yusuf with phone number- 08033914737 and host of others, alleging the officers of dereliction of duty, abuse of office, indiscipline, lackadaisical attitude to official duty and conspiring harbouring of criminals.
The group also alleged that the aforementioned men of Nigeria Police were aiding Mr. Titus Babajide(aka-oppressor), Mr. Fatai Isiaka & 46 oars and 21 soldiers of 192 Battalion of the Nigeria Army, Owode-Yewa, Ogun State by supervising the burning of ancient palace of Onihunbo of Ihunbo on Friday March 17th,2017 at about 7.29 P.M., calling for immediate through investigation and possible trial of the alleged officers by the Police authority in line with Police Act.
It however disclosed that the CSP Ibrahim Yusuf and other top Police officers in the area failed to take any necessary step after reporting the criminals to police authority by the Adele Oba of Ihunbo, Chief S.A. Akinola, even Police authority in the area could not affect arrest of anyone nor investigate the matter after submitted the names of perpetrators of the crime to them, adding that the culprits relied on their friends in the security formations in the land to perpetrate criminal acts and go away with it.
According to the Petition Letter dated Monday April 10th, 2017 which was signed by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman and forwarded to Police authority in the land and the copy was made available to Journalists on Wednesday, faulted the attitude of the alleged officers of the Nigeria police for watching their criminal friends to have field day in perpetrating their criminal and dastard acts which was contrary to code of conduct guiding the security agents, saying that the alleged senior officers were not good ambassadors of the democratic police force.
CHRSJ, according to its Petition Letter, maintained 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 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, where was location of the Community Palace? Which they pointed to the Soldier and the Soldier made the call to somebody that they have known the location of the Palace. After knowing the Location of the Palace, they now moved back to the Ihunbo-Idiroko Federal road where they mounted the checking point.
“But to the community dismay, between 9.30 P.M. to 10 .00 P.M., another two (2) OP MESA Hilux joined the first OP MESA with a 18 Passenger buses carried 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 Letter further read, “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 kills 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 remains in the community after their shown 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.”