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Lagos CP removes Pen Cinema DPO, orders probe over alleged illegal raids,extortion

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command headquarters, Mr. Edgal Imohinmi has ordered the removal of the Divisional Police Officer(DPO) in charge of Pen Cinema, Mr. Harrison Nwabuisi, following alleged illegal raids carried out by the DPO and his men on a mosque where scores were arrested and bailed for a fee.

Imohinmi also ordered for a probe of the DPO and operatives involved in the matter.

In a statement issued yesterday, the police spokesman, Mr. Chike Oti said the CP had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yetunde Longe, to investigate Harrison and his men.

The statement reads: ‘’The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, has been drawn to The Punch newspaper’s publication of Friday, August 24, 2018, captioned ” Power-drunk Lagos DPO leads the team to the mosque, raid adherents, others.”

‘’The reporter mentioned that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Pen Cinema Police Division, Lagos State, Harrison Nwabuisi, has been conducting raids during which he allegedly arrested innocent residents and extorted money from them.