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Ogun CP Redeploys Embattled DPO, Sets Up Probe Panel

Posted: Mar 2, 2016 at 9:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Mr. Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has ordered immediate redeployment of the embattled Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sagamu Division, CSP John Mark, to the Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The redeployment, according to a release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, and made available to journalists in Abeokuta, came at the heels of the allegations leveled against the DPO.
Scores of Sagamu residents on Monday had trooped out to protest what they called ‘extortion’ by the DPO.
The protesters who carried placards around major streets in the town, chanted anti-DPO songs and called for the immediate redeployment of CSP John Mark from Sagamu.
The decision of the CP, according to the release, was to have a smooth investigation into the allegations against the DPO and other allegations against certain individuals.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has constituted a six-man committee led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance & Administration and second-in-command, DCP Celestine Okoye, to investigate the allegations against the DPO and the concerned member of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Yinka Mafe, and forward its report within one week.
The release read further: “The committee is expected to carefully x-ray the remote and immediate cause of the brouhaha vis-a-visa allegations and counter-allegations in the said matter so as to set the record straight.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore wishes to assure the general public that the Command will not tolerate any act of corruption or unprofessionalism or/and inappropriate behaviour that can damage the image and reputation of the Force.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore reiterates the Command’s zero tolerance for cultism, vandalisation, hooliganism, kidnapping and other social vices that are inimical to adequate security of lives and property in Ogun State”.