The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the withdrawal of a case of torture from the court for proper investigation by the police.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, the withdrawal of the case was occasioned by a publication on pages 4 and 5 of the Punch Newspaper of December 13, 2018, titled: “Police torture good Samaritan for trying to free extortion victim.”
Following the publication, Imohimi directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, to withdraw the case from court for reinvestigation.
The CP further directed the DC, SCIID to constitute an investigative panel and invite all the parties involved in the matter, including the police officer that handled the case, for thorough enquiries.
The officer, if found guilty, will be made to face appropriate disciplinary actions.
Oti added in the statement: “The command frowns on any act of rights abuse against anybody irrespective of their class or background.
“In its usual way, the Command assures members of the public that the outcome of the investigation would be made known.”