Rights Group Urges IGP,PSC To Caution Panti Police Officers Over Harassment, Frivolous Invitations
A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the authority of the Police Service Commission(PSC) to caution the officers and men of State Criminal Investigation Department
(CID),Panti-Yaba, Lagos State over incessant purported invitation to
Nigeria citizens on frivolities.
The group also disclosed that the Police officers attached to Panti State Criminal Investigation department(CID) should not see themselves above the law of the land by wearying of using the respected Police
department to issue a purported invitation letter always to law abiding citizens of the country without any cogent reason.
It further stated that the Police officers should be able to distance themselves from any matter regarding land, debt and so on because they should not turn Nigeria Police Station to debt collector,land collector and others civil issues because it was only court of
competent jurisdiction that have power to entertain such matters and also settle it among the citizenry.
It would be recalled recently that the same Panti CID Police officers were employed by one Pastor Alabi with phone number:-08028915916 , in their bid to take over a residential building belonging to 73 year old widow, Alhaja Ayisatu Alasela of N0 8, Bakare Opesha Street,Papa Shafa, Agege in the State illegally until the intervention of the Save
The Police officers being fingered in the said bid were; a DCP, Woman Officer, Yetunde, Ola Adefarasin with phone number:-09091221315, and Reuben with Phone number:-07014257498
The purported invitation letter dated and signed by one ACP Oketunji Lawrence Sola for Deputy Commissioner of Police,State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba-Lagos which shows clearly that the letter was brought out for certain purpose without the knowledge of
Police authority in that axis of the Nigeria Police Force(NPF),that is Panti State Criminal Investigation Department(CID), noting that such letter was another hatchet job from certain erring Police officers.
The purported letter captioned “Letter of Invitation” that “This office is investigating a case in which your attention would be needed to shed more light on the matter.You are implored to interview the Deputy Commissioner of Police ,State Criminal Investigation
Department,Yaba,Lagos,on 8th October,2020 at 1000 am through O/C Monitor 2. It is a fact finding invitation, your co-operation in this regard will be appreciated, please.”
Reacting on Thursday to the invitation to one Madam Jumoke Yusuf of Road 84,Betta Soup,Mobil Road Junction,Opp. Foye Pharmacy,Gedegede,Ajah ,Lagos, without cogent reason,the CHRSJ’S
Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, maintained that
mere reading the letter,he quoted as follows; ” You are implored to
interview the Deputy Commissioner of Police ,State Investigation
Department,Yaba, Lagos,on 8th October,2020at 1000am O/C Monitor 2″,
adding that it would be seen that they just used the letter head-paper of Nigeria Police Force to write this incoherent letter.
The rights activist further stated that the right group (CHRSJ) would soon write the Police boss(IGP),Lagos State Police Commissioner and the authority of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to details all the evil and hatchet duties being used the respected State
Investigation Department to perpetrate by some officers of the department.
Sulaiman therefore, explained that the rights group would also approached the Court of competent jurisdiction on behalf of Madam Jumoke Yusuf of the aforementioned address, to fight for her
fundamental human rights in order to protect her from illegal and unjust arrest of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).