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Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Islie: 9:02am On Aug 28, 2017
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Two legal practitioners have accused policemen from the Ogun State Police Command of assault, saying they were beaten for alleged disrespect to the Ijebu Ode Police Area Commander , ACP Funsho Ajao.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the victims – Adekoya Adebayo and Sola Ajisebutu – had gone to a bar at Molipa , in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State , to meet a client for a business discussion.

After the discussion , the owner of the bar reportedly took Adebayo to Ajao ’ s seat in the pub , seeking to start a relationship between the lawyer and the police boss.

However , after the introduction went awry , Adebayo stormed out of the bar and was about entering into his car when a policeman allegedly accosted him.

The policeman was alleged to have queried the lawyer for not prostrating for the commander and slapped him.

Adebayo’ s friend, Ajisebutu, who had a physical disability and used crutches , was said to have been pushed to the ground when he attempted to mediate.

Adebayo, who claimed that his fiancée was also assaulted, told PUNCH Metro that the chamber he worked with, Kayode Oshiyemi and Co , had not been in friendly terms with the office of the area commander.

He said prior to the incident , the chamber had written petitions against the area commander for allegedly fraternising with a rich man in the state to frustrate the course of justice in a case involving another client .

He said , “ On Sunday, August 6 , 2017 , I was heading to my house in Molipa, with my friend and fiancée in my car , when a client called that I should stop over at a bar near the Goodluck Filling Station , Molipa .

“ I got to the place around 11. 30pm because of traffic . After a brief discussion with the client , I decided to leave . The bar owner , who was a friend , grabbed my hand and said he wanted me to meet with somebody.

“ He took me to a table where the area commander was seated. There were empty beer bottles on the table. Even before the introduction , as a cultured Yoruba man , I had bowed and greeted him without knowing who he was . The bar owner said , ‘Meet the area commander ’ . We exchanged pleasantries.

“ However , I remembered that there had been a matter between the chamber I work with, and the office of the area commander. But I maintained my composure.

“ During the introduction, he got to know I worked with the Kayode Oshiyemi’ s chamber and his countenance changed . Immediately , I sensed trouble and hurried out of the bar.

“I was about to enter my car when one of the policemen, who was in mufti, asked why I was standing straight to address the area commander and that I should have prostrated. I told him the area commander was not up to a magistrate or a high court judge that we stand to address daily.

“He slapped me. The other policemen, who were in uniform, beat me and used the butts of their guns to hit me. My fiancée was also assaulted. ”


His friend , Ajisebutu , who was observing the scene , reportedly intervened and asked the policemen to stop the assault.
He was allegedly pushed.

He said , “ Based on my condition , I could not fight with them . I saw as they were punching and hitting him with their guns . I was trying to ask what he did wrong when they pushed me . I decided to stay away .

They were about eight policemen. ”
The head of the Kayode Oshiyemi and Co . chamber, Kayode Oshiyemi , said he had petitioned the Office of the Assistant Inspector - General of Police , Zone 2 , over the assault.

The petition , dated August 13 , 2017 , also copied the Office of the Attorney General , Ogun State Ministry of Justice ; and the Commissioner of Police , Ogun State.

Oshiyemi after recounting the incident , said his firm had previously written petitions against Ajao over his alleged bias and corrupt practices.

He said , “It is the deliberate omission of the police authorities to act in respect of previous petitions written against ACP Funsho Ajao that makes him feel he is untouchable . He has gone too far this time , as it took the intervention of another police officer , named Anthony , who recognised our client to rescue him from being further maimed . ”

He called for investigations into the incident to avert a “ looming breach of the public peace and public protest . ”

The Ogun State police spokesperson , Abimbola Oyeyemi , faulted the narratives of the lawyers.

He said , “ The area commander went to the place to relax and on getting there , he met a prominent person in the community. The person tried to introduce him to the lawyer .
I don’t know if the lawyer had known the area commander before or not. But as the man was doing the introduction, the lawyer said there was no big deal in meeting the area commander and should he kill himself over that? The man doing the introduction , who is the lawyer’ s brother, felt embarrassed . The man reprimanded him for the action.

“ He flared up and started abusing the area commander . It is not possible for all that to be happening and the security details of the area commander will just sit and watch.

They queried his manners. They wanted to get him arrested , but his brother slapped him . The area commander would not descend low to be exchanging words with somebody who was misbehaving in that manner .

“ Is he the only lawyer in Nigeria ? We have thousands of qualified lawyers in the Nigeria Police Force as well . Before someone will rise to the rank of an area commander, if he were a lawyer, he would have become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria .

Abimbola condemned the disrespectful attitude of some lawyers to police officers , saying the command would not be intimidated.

The owner of the bar , identified only as Alhaji, said the lawyer was to blame for the fracas .

He said , “ Adebayo frequents my bar and I once told him I was going to see the area commander . He asked if I could facilitate a meeting between them . He said the commander did not like to relate with young lawyers.

“I had not got the chance until the area commander came to the bar with his boys to relax . If I knew the lawyer was drunk that night , I wouldn’ t have done what I did .
‘ He insulted the area commander and the policemen were provoked . He also said a traditional chief sitting with the police officer wore ropes around his neck , instead of beads. The oba almost cursed him . He brought everything on himself. I can ’ t take sides with him because of our closeness.”


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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by eezeribe(m): 9:03am On Aug 28, 2017
You call civilised American police,cops... You also call barbaric Nigerian police,cops... WHAT AN INSULT... You had better call them Cubs,because they are as wild as Lions and Tigers.

Op,has modified the post from Cops to policemen... Lolllllllll

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Henrypraise: 9:24am On Aug 28, 2017
Garba Shehu just told us punch is fake, so m not believing dis story. . .
Meanwhile we don't av cops, wat we av are militia groups...

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by AmadiAba: 9:52am On Aug 28, 2017
speechless

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by aycorporat(m): 10:02am On Aug 28, 2017
The lawyer should have known from the onset that lawyers and the police are dogs and tigers and that a fraternity may result in one ending up in the belly of the superior one.
Ere ki l'aja mba ekun se?

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by maxiuc(m): 11:27am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by osemoses1234(m): 11:27am On Aug 28, 2017
End time commissioner of police

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by damton(m): 11:28am On Aug 28, 2017
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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by MrOwonikoko: 11:28am On Aug 28, 2017
Idk...next pls!
Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by PearlStreet(m): 11:29am On Aug 28, 2017
Lawyer and policeman, two sides of the same coin.
Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by SalamRushdie: 11:31am On Aug 28, 2017
Try your best to avoid any interaction with Nigerian Policemen

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by daddio(m): 11:32am On Aug 28, 2017
THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I HATE POLICEMEN, INSTEAD OF THE FOOLS TO GO AND FACE BOKO HARAMS AND OTHER MILITANTS THEY WILL BE HARASSING PEACEFUL CITIZENS.

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by orjikuramo(m): 11:32am On Aug 28, 2017
Lawyer, mtchew! Go to court abeg afterall if d man no be lawyer, lawyers for Nairaland go Don dey do promo for contact
Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by eagleeye2: 11:32am On Aug 28, 2017
Henrypraise:
Garba Shehu just told us punch is fake, so m not believing dis story. . .

Meanwhile we don't av cops, wat we av are militia groups...
Savage!!!
Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by GloryCardinal(m): 11:33am On Aug 28, 2017
They will hear from them

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by duduade: 11:34am On Aug 28, 2017
Obviously the spokesman is lying...
Even the narration get as e be...


Obviously learnt from Lai wella

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by cosby02(m): 11:36am On Aug 28, 2017
So they decided to beat him up cos he insulted the policeman?

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by leobrownish(m): 11:37am On Aug 28, 2017
ayam nt understanding this situation... sey d witnesses they fear to talk true ni cuz I can only see all of them against the lawyer wif different stories. thunder strikes the lier.

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by moderatedguy: 11:39am On Aug 28, 2017
Henrypraise:
Garba Shehu just told us punch is fake, so m not believing dis story. . .

Meanwhile we don't av cops, wat we av are militia groups...
Garba Shehu is the Junior bro of Lie Mohammed

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by itiswellandwell: 11:41am On Aug 28, 2017
Hmmmmm
Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Xkalaban(m): 11:41am On Aug 28, 2017
Where else can such a thing happen but this hopeless Juria? This is military rule disguised as pseudo democracy. Smh undecided

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Nobody: 11:43am On Aug 28, 2017
So an Area Commander in the NPF is the equivalent of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, according to police spokesman shocked

Lawyers in the house is this true?!

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by ivolt: 11:48am On Aug 28, 2017
eezeribe:
You call civilised American police,cops... You also call barbaric Nigerian police,cops... WHAT AN INSULT... You had better call them Cubs,because they are as wild as Lions and Tigers.

Civilised police that shoots unarmed black men ?
Civilised police exists only in western europe and a few middle-eastern states.

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by nnokwa042(m): 11:48am On Aug 28, 2017
orjikuramo:
Lawyer, mtchew! Go to court abeg afterall if d man no be lawyer, lawyers for Nairaland go Don dey do promo for contact
so afonjas don carry this dia eye service prostrating go police force abi? So if na Igbo man greet the police will ve the impetus to ask the Igbo man to prostrate for him? Anyway na him fellow afonja he beat undecided

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by orjikuramo(m): 11:51am On Aug 28, 2017
Kindly count me out of all this afonja or ipob debate,
Biko! Have a great day
nnokwa042:
so afonjas don carry this dia eye service prostrating go police force abi? So if na Igbo man greet the police will ve the impetus to ask the Igbo man to prostrate for him? Anyway na him fellow afonja he beat undecided

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by holuwastephen: 11:52am On Aug 28, 2017
the police in ijebu ode have no respect 4 human right, so brutal and a deciet, the bar man gat no option than to jion them unless he wil be beaten or killed in this lawless country.

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by leofab(f): 11:54am On Aug 28, 2017
Henrypraise:
Garba Shehu just told us punch is fake, so m not believing dis story. . .

Meanwhile we don't av cops, wat we av are militia groups...
not until you get your own beating

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Smooyis(m): 11:55am On Aug 28, 2017
I smelt a lie somewhere. People can lie for this naija. Anyway, the truth will unfold. Why should the police officers descend so low as to be assaulting a drunkard. Can anything good ever come out of a drunkard in the first instance. To me, they are not justified at all by their explanations.

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Re: Ogun Policemen Beat Lawyers For ‘Disrespecting’ Assistant Commissioner Of Police by Jman06(m): 11:59am On Aug 28, 2017
Some nigerian lawyers have this attitude of disrespecting the police and it's too bad.

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