The Zone 2 police command, Onikan Lagos, has denied allegations of corrupt practices, willful subversion of justice and extortion of N500,000 levelled against the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Ibrahim Adamu, and his men SP Tijani Ijani and Insp. Segun by one Peter Nwoseh.
While responding to a publication in some dailies following a petition by Nwoseh to the Police Service Commission and the Inspector General of Police, the Zone 2 command described the allegation as not only false and baseless, but also a fallacy concocted by the petitioner to bring the image of the command and its officers to disrepute.
It had been reported that one Akiona had encroached into a property situated at Awori Close Kuditi Estate, off Adeniyi Jones, Lagos belonging to one Akiniran family, who Nwoseh works with. The Zone 2 command who were called upon to stop the alleged trespassers had allegedly conspired with others to dispossess the said legal owners, Akiniran family of their property.
Speaking for the command, the Zonal Spokesperson, CSP Dolapo Badmos, said: “We would have treated the allegation as figment of the petitioner’s imagination and let it slip but for the members of the public, especially within Lagos and Ogun that holds the command in high esteem. It is pertinent for the command to state its side of the story.
“The real story is that on August 9, 2018, the command received a petition from one Chief Isiaka Lamina Akiona against Bamidele Akiniran, Idowu Akiniran and Peter Alex Nwoseh (their agent). In the petition, it was alleged that the three persons forcefully entered the petitioner’s land and maliciously damaged the gate and carted away building materials worth N50 million.
“ Upon investigation the suspects were arrested and charged to court for offences of conspiracy, stealing, malicious damage and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.” Badmus challenged the petitioner to provide evidence that the alleged sum of N500,000 was paid at any point.