About 24 hours after a protest in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State against the Divisional Police Officer of the division, CSP John Mark, the state Command yesterday said it has redeployed the DPO to its Eleweran headquarters.
Hundreds of protesters, including market women, hoteliers, legal practitioners and youth organisations on Monday had hit the street of Sagamu over alleged extortion by the DPO.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, while reacting to the protest said the Command was aware of the protest and would do everything to investigate the allegations.
According to a press statement made available yesterday by the PPRO, the redeployment was on the heels of the allegations levelled against the DPO.
The statement added that the Command is not insensitive to the allegations and that the redeployment would allow a smooth investigation into the allegations.
Adejobi explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali has set up a 6-man committee led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Finance and Administration, Celestine Okoye.
The Committee is to investigate the allegations against the DPO and also the Majority Leader of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Yinka Mafe who raised the allegation at the floor of the House last week.
The Committee, according to the release, is to forward its report within one week from yesterday.
“The committee is expected to carefully x-ray the remote and immediate causes of the brouhaha vis-a-vis allegations and counter allegations in the said matter so as to set the record straight.
“The Commissioner of Police therefore wishes to assure the general public that the Command will not tolerate any act of corruption or unprofessionalism or/and inappropriate behaviour that can damage the image and reputation of the Force,” he said.
It will be recalled that Mafe had raised his voice against the DPO at the floor of the House subsequent upon which the Assembly ordered an investigation against the DPO.

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