Gideon Okeke Assault, Lagos Police Orders Immediate Investigation

Lagos State Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate investigation into the  assault on Gideon Okeke. Gideon Okeke’s alleged brutality in the hands of some police men won’t be going unnoticed as the Lagos State commissioner of police has ordered for an investigation.

 

Gideon Okeke seeks justice after experiencing police brutality in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi has ordered an immediate investigation into the attack on Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke.

In a statement released by the commissioner, he has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, Yaba to investigate the matter and turn in her report within one week for appropriate action.

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“The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal has been drawn to a video, in which one Gideon Okeke, an actor, was seen alleging that some policemen attached to Maroko Division, brutalised him after a minor road accident involving him and one Mrs Mosunmola Ilori.

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“Sequel to the allegation, the CP in his usual professional approach to matters of this nature, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, Yaba to investigate the matter and turn in her report within one week for appropriate action. The CP assures that nothing will be swept under the carpet and urged all parties in the matter to fully corporate with the investigators. The CP further assures that findings made during inquisition into the matter will be made public as usual,” the statement read.

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Lagos State Police commissioner Imohimi Edgal confirmed that a teenager Dorcas Adilewa faked an abduction with the help of others. It would be recalled that Gideon Okeke had posted a video of himself sharing his ordeal in hands of men of the Nigeria Police Force.

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Gideon Okeke is ready to explore the privileges available in the Nigerian law in pursuit of justice following an experience of police brutality in Lagos. A video he posted on Instagram on Sunday, December 9, 2018, reveals an injury to his chin.

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I AM NOT A MERE STATISTIC. Yesterday, after I had finished from a scheduled meeting with @charlesotudor I left the Eko Hotel and joined the gradually building traffic leading on to Lekki. Only a few minutes from my meeting, had I unfortunately run into a minor collision with another driver, Mrs Mosunmola Ilori, at the Lekki Phase 1 roundabout. We both inspected the damage(s), conferred and thought first, to get off the road for oncoming traffic. Just less than 10feet away from all this were the Lastma and Police, sharing the police post at the roundabout. All I asked, was their assistance (witnessed by Mrs Ilori) in getting some barricades off the road for us to park properly and this scenario I have just described, turned into a full blown fiasco, seeing 4 police officers pounce on me and 2 others on Mrs Ilori and her niece. I have come off this incident with stitches in my mouth and chin. Mrs Ilori as well, to the full glare and amazement of pedestrians and moving traffic, was ruffled up, beat, and dragged on the tarred ground. The Leading man here was one Officer IDEH DONATUS who severally pointed a gun in my chest. I hereby humbly call on the executive governor of Lagos state, @akinwunmiambode the Vice President @profosinbajo the @policenglagos and its Officers, to kindly exercise the authority of your offices in addressing these civil injustices filed at the #MarokoPoliceStation Myself, Mrs Ilori, her niece and every other Nigerian citizen, don’t need to feel vulnerable with the police. We appreciate them for their efforts in Protecting Lives and Property,but not for them to be THE THREAT! THE VICTIMS LIST IS OPEN-ENDED. POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP! TAG THE STATE GOVERNOR TAG THE POLICE COMMISSIONER TAG THE NIGERIAN POLICE TAG A PERSON OF INFLUENCE Cc @charlesotudor @ubersponsorships @policenglagos @daddyshowkey @daddyfreeze @mofedamijo @k8henshaw @bolabap @bankywellington @alibabagcfr @desmondelliot @aleeygiwa @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu @ebuka @aderinskosko #TagTheNigerianpolice #CommissionerOfPolice #PoliceBrutalityOnCivilians #AFuneralisAnotherOwambeUntilTheCorpseIsYours #johnniejazzandwhisky

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He submits it as an evidence after the assault also suffered by a female motorist whose vehicle collided with his.

According to the actor they were both attacked after he sought help from policemen around the Lekki 1 Roundabout. He identifies four officers as the persons responsible for the assault.

Nigerian Police and their brutality, have you ever been harrassed or brutalised by the Police. Drop Your Nigerian Police Harrassment encounter in the comment section.

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