Alleged Ogudu Harassment Video: Police Recovers Indian Hemp, Charms From Vehicle Occupants - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, September 25, 2020

Alleged Ogudu Harassment Video: Police Recovers Indian Hemp, Charms From Vehicle Occupants

                     • The young men

From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The Lagos State Police command has dismissed as "mischievous," a trending video where some young men on Friday alleged that the Police Operatives attached to the Ogudu Area command, Lagos, harassed, used excessive power and attempted extort them.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a release, urged the public to disregard the video and its intents, stressing that the affected young men rebuffed attempt by the Police to identify them  when their vehicle was stopped

Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police(SP) added that following Police reinforcement, the young men complied and upon search on them and the car,  a wrap of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and some charms were discovered and recovered from the occupants.

The Lagos Police Spokesperson stated: "The Command wishes to debunk the allegations and urge the general public to regard the video as mischievous, baseless and an attempt to paint the police black.

"To set the record straight, on Friday 25/9/2020 at about 9.30am, a team of Anti-Crime patrol from Area H, Ogudu, intercepted a Chevrolet saloon car with Reg. No SMK 436 DE, with three occupants, on Ogudu Expressway, Lagos State. 

"The glasses, front and back, of the vehicle are fully tinted which aroused the suspicion of the patrol team; and efforts to get the occupants identified was rebuffed, as they refused to come down or wind down the side glasses of the car.

"In a bid to detect and identify the occupants of the vehicle for security reasons, coupled with the Police's  experience on criminals' modus operandi, the patrol team called for reinforcement and eventually, the three occupants were arrested and the vehicle towed to the station at Ogudu. The occupants were identified as (1) Okoh miracle,m,18 year old (2) Awodoyin Mayokun, m, 24 year old, and (3) Shonaike Adebola, m, age 20 years. 

"During the search on them and the car, the police recovered a wrap of weed suspected to be Indian hemp and some charms." 
Adejobi stressed that the Commissioner of Police has called for thorough investigation of the incident, while appealing to Lagosians, particularly, the youths, to always respect the law and surrender for check at the instance of the police.

The CP also reiterated the police's commitment to upholding the rule of law, protect human rights and dignity, while not condoning dissemination or spreading of fake, unfounded or malicious news to malign the image of the Nigeria Police or create security threats in the state. 

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