DPO beats female Traffic Warden to a pulp in Ogun

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By; Niyi Ogungbola, Abeokuta.
A Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Patrick Onwu of Ikenne Division in Ogun State, Monday beat up a female Traffic Warden Officer for stopping his private vehicle at traffic junction.
The traffic warden identified as Inspector Anifat Bello who was at her duty post when the DPO arrived at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) junction, along IBB Boulevard in the state capital Abeokuta parked his car and beat the officer black and blue.
The angry DPO, it was gathered, beat beat the traffic warden for stopping him while travelling into the state capital from Sagamu end of the Siun/Kobape/Sagamu expressway.
The DPO was said to be on mufti and allegedly disobeyed the traffic rule before he was stopped by the Inspector.
He was said to have driven into a nearby filling station, parked and changed into a Police Uniform before he attacked the officer.
When contacted, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi revealed that the CP was unhappy about the incident and had directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated.
He said, “The female traffic officer has reported the matter to the CP and he has directed that the matter be thoroughly investigated. The CP was not happy when the woman came with a swollen face.
“If the allegation is true, am very sure the CP will know what to do departmentally.”
Meanwhile, it would be recalled that the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had sometimes during the familiarization visit of the State Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, recommended the traffic officer for a national honour because of her efficiency and dedication to duty.

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