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Lagos police command reacts to sex-for-bail scandal; refutes widow’s claim of being sexually harassed by police officer at Ilaje police station

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The Lagos state police command has debunked the claims made by a widow, Mrs Adebukola Mowette, that after she was arrested by men of the Ilaje police station last month, one of the officers simply identified as Egi, demanded sex from her and also threatened to keep her in the cell for a long time if she failed to yield to his sexual advances. ICYMI

Now, the Lagos state police command through its spokesperson, SP Chike Oti, has reacted to the widow’s claim – in a statement released on Friday evening, Oti stated that after investigations, the command found out the allegations made by the widow was false.

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The statement reads,

The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a publication in the page-4 of The Nation Newspaper dated Friday, July 13, 2018 with the caption “Sex-for-bail scandal rocks Bariga Police Station, Edgal orders probe”

It is interesting to note that the reporter mentioned that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, is aware of the allegation and had ordered the Gender Section of the Command to investigate the matter.

The truth of the matter is that the writer indeed drew the attention of the Commissioner of Police to the allegation and in his usual manner, the CP ordered the officer in charge of the Gender Section, SP(Mrs) Adejoke Cole to investigate and report her findings for appropriate disciplinary action against any officer found culpable.

Investigation into the case was painstakingly carried out and findings from the case revealed that one Mrs Adebukola Mowette, who claims to be a widow, was reported at Bariga Police Station on June 25, 2018 by one Clement Iperepolu, male, of No. 3 Ibukunolu street, Akoka, Bariga for assault occasioning harm.

The complainant was grievously injured by the suspect who pushed him against a running Tire pumping engine.

Due to injury sustained, he was given a medical form to go to General Hospital, Gbagada for treatment.

The report from the hospital shows that the complainant suffered a scapula fracture. The scapula is sturdy and located in a protected place, so it rarely breaks. When it does, it is an indication that the individual was subjected to a considerable force. This tells you how much the complainant suffered as a result of the attack on his person.

The suspect was arrested the same day she attacked the victim being June 25, 2018. She was interrogated and she owned up committing the crime. She was granted administrative bail within 24 hours of her arrest.

However, both parties met and reached an agreement outside of the police that the suspect would write off the medical expenses incurred by the complainant which stood at forty thousand Naira only(40000.00).

The forty thousand Naira was not offered to the police neither was it meant for bail as was erroneously reported.

Although in paragraph 21 of the publication, the reporter stated that the suspect reached an agreement with the victim to write off his medical bill, how the same reporter ingeniously turned the truth on its head by calling the offer the suspect voluntarily made to the victim, a bail money, is rather bewildering.

Investigation also revealed that the suspect Adebukola Mowette spent less than 24 hours in police custody and during the period, she was not extorted, sexually harassed, abused nor undignified in any way.

It was also seen that the Investigating Police Officer, Sergeant Akintemi Bernard was neutral in the agreement voluntarily reached by the suspect and the complainant and therefore couldn’t have used that as means to obtain sex or threaten her. It is worthy to mention that the IPO does not have the power to decide who goes on bail. The bail application for the suspect was endorsed by the Divisional Crime Officer to the Divisional Police Officer who approved the bail at no cost to the suspect.

The CP wishes to assure all media houses in Lagos, that his office remains open to all of them and they should feel free to confirm any story of interest through him or the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer.

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#EndSARS: ‘The Only People I Pity Are The Poor’ – Actress Caroline Hutchings

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Caroline Danjuma

Nigerian actress, Caroline Hutchings, formerly known as Caroline Danjuma, has revealed that she pities only the poor during this trying time of End SARS. The movie star took to her Instagram page to share why the poor are the most affected during this period.

She also said that a lot of celebrities ranting on social media have passports that will enable them elope easily if things get out of hand. In her words:

“So much that I want to say .. history will teach you a lot .. the only people I pity are the poor .. forget all the ranting on social media, some of us have our passports ready to elope ..

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some of us cant speak up because we still consider the contracts with our political friends, it is all about our pockets. Some of us can’t talk because we really do not care since our kids were birth abroad.

So much I want to say .. but here I am weeping in silence .. I wish I could turn it around.”

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BBNaija’s Wathoni Set To Launch New Book

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Wathoni

Reality TV star, Wathoni Anyasi, is set to launch a new book. The former BBNaija ‘Lockdown’ housemate and mother of one took to her Twitter page to reveal this. She also added that she is not in a competition with anyone. Rather, all she wants is to be and do better each day.

In her words:

“Never felt like I was in a competition with anyone. All I want is to be and do better each day. I hype those I love and want to see them win too.

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Countdown to my book launch A lot going on has delayed so many things I have been working on. God’s time regardless”

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‘This Made Me Smile’ – Davido Reacts To Video Of A Baby Enjoying ‘Fem’

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Nigerian singer, Davido, has reacted to a viral video of a baby enjoying his hit song, ‘Fem’. The video, which has been in circulation on social media, shows a little baby refusing to watch cartoons.

The baby cries as a way of saying he does not want to watch the cartoon being played for him. His mother then changes it to the music video for ‘Fem’. Immediately the song comes on, the baby’s countenance changes to happiness.

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Reacting to the video, Davido took to his Twitter page to write:

 “Haven’t been in the best of moods lately but this made me smile ….”

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