DPO Under Probe For Losing Service Pistol

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Lagos State Police Command has redeployed the Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Denton Police Station, in Ebute Metta.

The officer, Mr. Adegoke Atilade, lost his pistol after spending the night with girlfriend and is now being probed.

Atilade, had invited one Jenifer Madueke to his office on Friday from where they spent a night together, but then discovered that his service pistol was missing after the she left.

Madueke, who had denied stealing the pistol, was reportedly arrested on Saturday, September 11, by the DPO, is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba.

Spokesman of the Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu said the State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu had ordered the redeployment of the DPO, to pave the way for a fair investigation into the allegation of sex and the missing piston.

He assured that the Command would take appropriate action against anyone found culpable.

“In the interest of fairness and justice, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an independent; thorough as well as unbiased investigation into the case,” he said.

“Members of the public are hereby assured that appropriate actions will be taken against anyone found culpable; at the conclusion of the ongoing investigation such that at the end, justice would have been served.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed immediate redeployment of the officer in the eye of the storm; so as to pave the way for a diligent and unbiased investigation.”

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