Lagos CP meets lawyer over alleged assault at Command 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade has met with a lawyer, Timothy Olamide Olaniyi, who complaint of alleged assault on him by a police officer in the premises of the State Command. 

Citizens Compass reports that the lawyer took to his X Handle popularly known as Twitter to lodge the complaint. 

Citizens Compass also reported that the spokesman of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin quickly responded to the allegation by asking the lawyer to provide necessary details to aid investigation. 

In a statement yesterday, the Command responded thus, “Upon receipt of a tweet made by a lawyer, one Timothy Olamide Olaniyi, alleging that a police officer assaulted him within the premises of the Lagos State Command headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni immediately invited him to facilitate appropriate actions.

“Investigations so far reveal that the lawyer had the encounter at about 0930 hours with some police officers who came from outside Lagos State to take over suspects arrested for them by the Lagos State Command. These visiting police officers have been summoned for an identification parade to enable the lawyer identify the police officer in question.

“Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has been in constant touch with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) leadership, especially Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN who leads the Security Agencies Relations Committee (SARC) of the Association. The NBA has been assured that the Command would leave no stone unturned to identify the officer behind the unprofessional act and mete out appropriate sanctions as the alleged misconduct is totally condemned and against the ethics of the Nigeria Police Force. 

“The Command uses this medium once again to encourage Lagosians to reach out to the Complaint Response Unit ( or any senior officer (in person or via the already publicised phone numbers) when they have complaints against police action.”


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