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    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Fatai Owoseni, the anti-crime warlord is still in charge in Lagos

     January 17, media reports had it that Ibrahim Idris; the inspector-general of police has ordered the redeployment of Fatai Owoseni, Lagos state police commissioner.
    The reports stated that Owoseni was to proceed to the National Institute of Police and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos.
    The amiable Lagos police chief was to be replaced by Garuba Umar, officer-in-charge of the IGP monitoring team, who was elevated four days earlier to the rank of a commissioner.
    Umar has served as divisional police officer of Ikoyi police station and commander, Mobile Police Squadron 19 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
    Some police sources alleged that the redeployment of Owoseni may have been put on hold for now, considering the manner he tamed criminalities in various parts of the state.
    But, other sources also alleged that the amiable police chief may have pulled the strings in Abuja police headquarters that stopped the purported redeployment.
    Vicnuel check Friday at the Lagos state police command headquarters in Ikeja GRA revealed that Owoseni was still in charge, while Umar is yet to resume.
     Dolapo Badmos, Lagos police image maker confirmed to News Agency of Nigeria that Owoseni still remains the police commissioner in the state.
    Her words: “The police is an organization that deals with documents and so far there is no signal or document to the effect of removing Owoseni.”

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