….Meets Lagos CP, Human Rights Group
Mr. Olakunle Karimu, the Lagos based young lawyer who was alleged to have been assaulted by men of the Nigerian Police Force on the behest of his employer, has once again experienced what could be described as an intimidation from the Nigerian Police.
This was made known to the TheNigerialawyer (TNL) via a report by Mr. Karimu during a meeting at the Commissioner of Police office on the 9th day of July 2018.
According to him, he was invited for a meeting at the Commissioner of Police X-Squad office on Monday the 9th of July, 2018, after which he informed the NBA Lagos Branch of the meeting, which made the publicity Secretary send some lawyers from his office, while the Chairman sent a post to the NBA Human Rights group and same was attended to by one Mrs. Abiye Tam-George.
And that immediately he arrived at the police station, he was asked to write a statement which he agreed to do. However, the police started dictating to him what he should write, directing that he should accept responsibility for what had transpired.
”Immediately I arrived at the X-squad office, I was told I had to write a statement which I did. I noticed the IPO in charge of the case started dictating what I should write, and for me to accept responsibility for the Police assault, the IPO accused me of being the cause of the police presence and actions in the office.
”I refused to be intimidated and wrote all that transpired on Friday, 29/6/2018,” he said.
He also added that the said Mrs. Abiye Tam-George also apportioned blame to him after he attended a meeting with members of the NBA.
”I was called by members of the NBA present for a meeting. To my surprise, Mrs. Abiye Tam-George took over the meeting and further apportioned blame on me, encouraging me to settle the case with my former employer who instigated police to assault me and agree to his demands (which will be revealed later).
”This was the information she passed on to the police DCP who later told us to come for a meeting by 2 pm today in his office,” he added.