The Inspector-Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested Seyitan Babatayo, the girl that accused D’Banj of rape.
The IGP gave the order in a letter dated June 25, 2020 with reference quantity CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978 signed on his behalf by his Principal Workers Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa.
The letter is titled, ‘Re: Petition In opposition to Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Complete Police Officers Crew at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector Common of Police’
The letter, which was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-Common of Police, Drive Felony Investigation Division, Garki, learn partially, “I ahead forthwith copy of a letter dated June 18, 2020 with its attachment acquired from Ojoge, Omileye and Companions on the above topic.
“I’m to respectfully convey the directive of the Inspector-Common of Police that you just deal.”
The Punch stories that the letter of the IG was sequel to a petition written by Seyitan’s lawyer, Ojoge, Omileye and Companions, final week.
Within the petition, it was alleged that policemen hooked up to the Intelligence Response Crew arrested Seyitan on the directive of D’Banj and detained her for over 24 hours.
It was alleged that she was denied entry to her attorneys, her telephone was seized and she or he confronted psychological torture within the palms of the policemen.
The petition learn partially, “On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, our shopper was picked up alongside a pal, Favour, at her residence in Lagos by the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT. The arrest was with none warrant and neither our shopper nor her pal, Favour, was knowledgeable of the explanations for his or her arrest.
“In line with our shopper, she was advised to jot down a press release denying ever assembly with Mr. Oyebanjo (D’Banj) and to additionally state that she lied towards the particular person of Mr. Oyebanjo. In precise truth, our shopper was about to jot down the assertion which she believed can be a foundation for her launch when the counsel got here in and stopped her from writing such a press release.
“The counsel additional knowledgeable the policemen that each one actions to the alleged rape of our shopper in December 2018 by Mr. Oyebanjo have been transferred to the DIG FCID for an intensive investigation and that they should keep the motion.”
The counsel was mentioned to have advised the policemen to launch his shopper and he would deliver her again to the station at any time when the necessity arose.
In line with the petition, the policemen, nevertheless, argued that Seyitan had not but spent 24 hours in custody and as such, they might proceed to carry her.
After hours of pleading, the lawyer was mentioned to have left the police station to return the subsequent day.
The lawyer, Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, alleged that D’Banj’s Supervisor, Damien Okoroafor, was bodily current on the police workplace the subsequent day.
He mentioned by Okoroafor’s instigation, the police refused to launch Seyitan and threatened to method a Justice of the Peace courtroom to acquire a remand order to detain Seyitan for 2 weeks.
The petition learn, “On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the counsel went to the station as early as 7 am with a proper software for bail which was acquired on the admin part of the station and introduced to the officers accountable for the IGP IRT.
“The method for the bail had began when one Damien Okoroafor who we latterly knew to be the supervisor of Mr. Oyebanjo got here in and began ordering the officers of the Ikeja IGP IRT round and this made the officers retrace their steps and inform our shopper that they won’t launch her on bail.
“They mentioned they had been within the means of acquiring a warrant from a Justice of the Peace to detain our shopper for 14 days. The formal bail software was thereafter confiscated by the officers of the IGP IRT and the counsel was compelled to launch the acknowledged copy of the bail software to the officers of the IGP on the most unimagined duress.”
He mentioned Seyitan was compelled to delete all social media posts she had made about D’Banj and likewise make a public assertion absolving D’Banj of rape which she did to realize her freedom.
Seyitan had accused D’Banj of raping her in Glee Resort, Lagos in December 2018.
The kokomaster, nevertheless, denied the allegation and demanded an apology and N100m from his accuser.