The Lagos State Police Command has ordered the orderly room trial of Inspector Adadu Innocent, who brutalised Olukayode Jaiyeola, a photojournalist with The Punch.
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Jaiyeola’s was hit with a baton while on duty at the October 1 protest in the Maryland area of the state. He was taken to the Police Clinic, Ikeja, where his head was stitched.
Asides the assault by Innocent, attached to PMF 22, Ikeja, Jaiyeola’s camera was seized.
The Lagos State Police Command, in a statement on Thursday, said its investigation showed that “the police officer suddenly attacked the journalist, without any previous altercation or confrontation”.
A statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, cut off his movements to stay throughout the journalist’s treatment and subsequent discharge.
The CP apologised to The Punch over the brutalisation of its staff, urging the general public to “believe in the command’s commitment to sanitising and reforming the policing system in Lagos State in conformity with the international standards.”