Egba Chief Writes IGP, Alake Over Unlawful Detention By Police - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, October 3, 2020

Egba Chief Writes IGP, Alake Over Unlawful Detention By Police

Chief Sodiya's Claim May Not Be True Until ..., Says  Police
                        • Mohammed Adamu
From Correspondent, Lagos

An Egba High Chief, Tajudeen Sodiya, has petitioned  the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over alleged unlawful detention by Operatives attached to the Anti -Fraud unit of the Force in Alagbon - Ikoyi, Lagos.

Chief Tajudeen Sodiya, who is the Baale of Adekoyeni village and Baajito of Egbaland, Ogun State, urged the IGP to prevail on his men to set him free from illegal detention in Alagbon,  Ikoyi.

The traditional ruler also urged the Police boss to call for a thorough investigation of a case of alleged unlawful possession of firearms attempted murder and criminal assault instituted against him and three others, Tunde Odunaro, Ayo Odunaro and Sunday Odunaro by the Police.

He said his current travails in the hands of Operatives attached the Anti-Fraud Unit of criminal investigation department, Alagbon, Lagos followed from the said allegation against him by the police.

Sodiya in a two page petition written by his counsel, Fazazy Segun Daud of FS Daud chambers, and copy of which was obtained by our Correspondent, expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the officers from Anti–FraudUnit,(FORCE C.I.D.) Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, and his continued detention since 22nd September,2020, till date without court order.

The detainee alleged that despite the order of a Lagos magistrate court  that he should be released since 25th September, 2020 pending thorough investigation into the matter, the police had continued to detain him.

The petition which was also sent to the AIG, Zone 2, and the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo.

Chief Sodiya pleads  for his release from detention while also calling for a thorough investigation.

The Daily Crucible contacted the Public Relations unit of the Force Headquarters, Alagbon, on Saturday evening but the medium was asked to dig deeper into the case or meet with the Officer in charge of the  Anti - Fraud section to get the fact as Sodiya's claim may not be true.


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