A lady, Jennifer Madueke, has been detained by the Lagos State Police Command over a lacking service pistol belonging to the Denton Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adegoke Akinlade.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the 29-year-old, after spending three days in a detention facility on the Denton Police Station, Ebute Meta, the place she was allegedly tortured to admit to the crime, was transferred to the State Felony Investigation and Intelligence Division, Yaba.
Our correspondent learnt that Madueke and Akinlade as soon as dated and separated after the police officer was transferred out of Lagos over seven years in the past.
A reputable supply stated after the officer was posted again to Lagos, the lovers didn’t return to the connection as they misplaced one another’s contacts.
The supply stated someday in 2021, they met and exchanged telephone numbers.
“That was when the DPO, who was married, proposed that they proceed with the connection.
“On Friday, August 27, he invited the woman to his workplace and slept along with her until Saturday morning. He launched her to go round 5am and even noticed her off to the bus cease.
“They didn’t see one another once more till final Saturday, September 4, when he invited the lady and informed her they need to exit.
“Nonetheless, when she went to see him, he detained her and accused her of stealing his service pistol. He saved her in his cell until Monday, September 6. Whereas the lady was within the cell, he requested his boys to torture her to make confessional statements.
“On that Monday, he took her to an herbalist on Jebba Road, Ebute Meta, round 8am. The herbalist informed him that it was the lady that took the pistol, however she denied the allegation. It was from there he took her to the SCIID, Yaba, the place she has been detained until now,” the supply added.
PUNCH Metro learnt that on Tuesday, September 7, the police on the SCIID took the suspect to her home and ransacked the condo with the hope of recovering the lacking pistol.
The trouble, nevertheless, failed as nothing was seen.
One other supply claimed that the DPO was queried by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
“However why is the CP leaving him in that place when he ought to have been eliminated by now? Is that not injustice?” the supply queried.
I by no means slept along with her, she tricked me, says police officer
Akinlade, when contacted by PUNCH Metro, confirmed shedding his pistol, however insisted it was taken by Madueke, who he claimed additionally stole N50,000 from him.
He denied sleeping along with her in his workplace or taking her to any herbalist.
The officer stated, “She was my girlfriend in 2011, however we separated. About one and half months in the past, whereas I used to be across the Stadium space, she got here to greet me and that was how she knew the place I used to be working and she or he began coming. When her coming didn’t favour me, I informed her to not come once more.
“On that Friday, I used to be at a membership with one in all my pals. It was there a girlfriend got here to fulfill me. Then this girl got here later. I by no means knew that she had a mission. I despatched her away and stated I used to be busy.
“The opposite girl with me informed me that she was going to Bariga. She additionally got here, however stated she couldn’t get a car to her residence that night time as a result of it was late. I then left them (each girls) within the workplace and went out on an evening patrol.
“It was then I began pondering I’d return and wake them up. Once I returned, I gave her N4,000 (transport fare) to go.”
Requested if he slept with Madueke, he stated, “When two persons are in my workplace? I didn’t sleep along with her. I left them there. Unknown to me, she had gone to choose a bag behind my chair. It was when she left that I found that my pistol was lacking with N50,000. I didn’t even care concerning the cash, however I began calling her, and she or he didn’t decide the calls. She additionally blocked me on WhatsApp.
“We went to prayer homes and consulted alfas, me and the opposite lady, however we didn’t discover her. I didn’t see her for one week. I paid individuals who tracked her.”
He stated he regretted ‘serving to’ Madueke that night time when she claimed to be stranded, including that after she was arrested, she denied taking the gun however admitted to ‘stealing’ N7,000 from the bag.
The officer stated he reported on the SCIID and made statements on the theft with a purpose to get detectives to get well the gun.
“I consider she is going to nonetheless say the place the gun is,” he added.
When our correspondent reached out to the Deputy Commissioner of Police in control of the SCIID, Adegoke Fayoade, on Thursday, he stated there was no such matter on the SCIID.
Madueke’s relative, Nnodi, who apologised for lacking a number of calls from our correspondent earlier on Thursday, stated he was on the SCIID on the time.
He, nevertheless, lower off the decision instantly the reporter informed him the rationale for the decision.
When our correspondent referred to as again, he modified his tone and warned PUNCH Metro to not contact him once more.
The state Commissioner of Police, Odumosu, didn’t take his calls which rang out many instances; a textual content message was additionally not replied to.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, promised to get again to our correspondent after making enquiries on the matter. He didn’t get again as of press time.
Our correspondent learnt from an in depth affiliate of Madueke that she was ailing and deserted on the SCIID.
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