The Nigeria Police has redeployed Abayomi Shogunle from the Force’s Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU).
This was made known in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Friday.
Shogunle, who was the Head of the PCRRU, was transferred to Nkalagu, a town in Ebonyi State.
However, Mba’s statement did not provide a reason for the sudden redeployment.
Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, is well renowned for making controversial statements when addressing several issues concerning the police, especially on social media.
Just during the week, Shogunle justified the arrest of some convicted prostitutes in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stating that prostitution is a sin under the two main religions practised by residents of the area.
He made the comment despite the allegation by the sex workers and reechoed by Nigerians on social media that the police officers who effected the arrest had sex with them.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police had also said in April that Nigerians should better address police officers in Pidgin English rather than in English to avoid “kasala.”
He had also mocked the #EndSARS movement, which was propagated by victims of police extra-judicial killings and harassment.