The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again vowed to fight sexual offenses and domestic-based violence headlong in Lagos State.
This was contained in a statement issued and E-Signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr) PPRO. Lagos State Command Ikeja-Lagos dated 22nd June 2021.
The full text of the statement continues below.
The Police boss made the pledge today Tuesday 22nd June 2021, while reacting to a case of alleged defilement of a minor by her biological father and sexual harassment of his wife’s housemaid, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja-Lagos.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, reiterated his zero tolerance for such sexual offenses as Rape, Defilement, Sexual Harassment and Assault, Domestic-Based Violence, etc.
Which has been the order of the day in our society; and promised to work hand in hand with relevant Government agencies and Non-Government Organisations to fight the societal menaces to a halt in Lagos State and by extension, in Nigeria.
The police operatives attached to Festac Division of the Command, on Monday 21st, June 2021, arrested one Kingsley Achugbu, m, 35, of Festac Area, Lagos, for alleged sexual harassment of his wife’s housemaid (name withheld) and his biological daughter of 2 years old.
The housemaid had reported the matter to the police at Festac Division, in the company of one Mrs. Justina Nelson, f, of Children and Vulnerable Persons Network and the police swung into action immediately.
The 2-year-old survivor has been taken to the hospital for medical examination and expert report for further investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has however ordered that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation and possible prosecution.
He also appealed to the general public to always report all cases of sexual harassment and assault and domestic-based violence to the police or any available relevant Government agencies and Non-Government Organisations for necessary action in order to get rid of the societal menaces in the state.