Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta
The Ikenne Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Patrick Onwu, monday beat up a female traffic officer, Inspector Anifat Bello, for stopping his private vehicle at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) junction in Abeokuta.
The senior police officer who was on mufti, was said to be travelling into Abeokuta from Sagamu when he was stopped by Bello who was at her duty post at the NNPC junction.
It was gathered that the police officer drove into a nearby filling station, parked and changed into a police uniform before beaten the inspector up.
While contacting the State Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi on the incident, he said the CP was unhappy about it, saying that the CP had directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated.
He said: “The woman traffic officer has reported the matter to the CP and he has directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated. The CP was not happy when the woman came with a swollen face,” adding that “if the allegation is true, am very sure the CP will know what to do on the issue.”