IGP Arase Demotes DPO For Beating Female Traffic Warden

Former Inspector General of Police

By Dipo Awojobi – The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ikenne Division area of Ogun State, Patrick Onwu, who beat up a female traffic warden for flagging down his private car.

The incident took place at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC filling station, IBB Boulevard, Abeokuta, last week has been demoted.

Inspector General of Police
Inspector General of Police

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Thursday ordered his demotion and immediate transfer of the DPO.

Onwu, last Wednesday went wild and beat up a female traffic officer, Inspector Anifat Bello to coma for daring to stop his private vehicle.

According to reports, the DPO was on mufti and had allegedly disobeyed the traffic law.

He allegedly pounced on the traffic warden, Inspector Anifat Bello, who was discharging her official duty, eyewitnesses said.

“He then drove his car into a nearby filling station, FATGBEMS,” also along the road, parked his vehicle and changed into his uniform.

It was learnt that Anifat Bello had earlier been severally honored for her dedication to duty.


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