The Lagos State Police Command has refuted the report on the alleged torture and killing of Omolola Rotimi Ejioye, aka Eji, by the operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba on Sunday 9th May 2021.
The Command stated that a case of suspected murder was transferred from the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba-Lagos on 4th May 2021 for discreet investigation. Rotimi Omolola was equally brought along with the case file and other suspects, according to the commissioner.
According to CP Hakeem Odumosu, on 7th May, 2021, at about 4am, the attention of the officers on duty at the State CID, Panti, was drawn to the strange behavior of the suspect, Omolola, suggesting an underlining illness, and he was quickly rushed to Falomo Police Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos where he gave up the ghost while on admission.
"We, therefore, urge the general public to disregard the fake, unfounded, and mischievous news which has been in circulation by certain individuals to distort the fact and escalate misinformation on the incident, for reasons best known to them.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with the family of the deceased suspect, reiterates that the suspect was neither tortured nor maltreated by the police, at any point, despite his alleged involvement in the murder case under investigation.
The Commissioner of Police also reaffirms and assures the general public that the Police Command, under his watch, will continually discharge its duties in line with the provisions of the law and kick against violation of human rights as well as abuse and misuse of power in the state.
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