Police Demote Two Corporals to Constable for Assaulting a Superior Officer
The corporals, identified simply as Danjuma and Charles were demoted to constables after orderly room trial and moved to Police Command Headquarters, to man the gate.
The men were alleged to have ganged up and beaten one Inspector ThankGod.
Trouble was said to have started, after the Inspector ordered Danjuma to book somebody for misconduct.
Danjuma allegedly refused to obey; rather he started hurling insults at the Inspector.
The Inspector drew the attention of Charles to the fact that Danjuma was insulting. But Charles, for reasons yet unknown, also joined in insulting the inspector.
The quarrel snowballed into fisticuffs, with both corporals teaming up to beat the Inspector.
When the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), got wind of the incident, he defaulted the three policemen and transferred them to Provost Office, Command.
Danjuma insisted that it was the inspector who first hit him. Charles buttressed Danjuma’s allegation.
Provost tried them and found them guilty. They were demoted to constable and posted to Command’s gate. They were instructed to always be in uniforms, so that their mates would see them. They are presently under the supervision of the Command’s Provost.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, said there was no iota of truth in the incident.
But a police source working with Provost Office said: “The little I know is that the two corporals were recommended to be demoted and kept on standby for now. But the provost is saying that they might not be heard that the Inspector was always highhanded with them.”