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Oluwaseun Jacobs Remanded By Court For Serious Attack On A Police Officer

……IGP promises to protect the rights of officers.

On the order of a Lagos State Court, Oluwaseun Jacobs, a 47-year-old cobbler from Ajah, Lagos state, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre for the grave injury and assault of a police officer.

The assailant who carried out the crime on Saturday at the Lekki axis was apprehended by the personnel of Nigerian Police, who then conducted an investigation and filed charges.

According to a press release on 25th June 2024 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has expressed dismay over this incident.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to July 8, 2024, for a hearing, while the suspect is currently remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending further legal proceedings.

The Inspector General of Police has assured all officers of the NPF’s full support in situations where their rights are violated noting that the Force would not condone such embarrassing situations.

He emphasized that the safety of officers is paramount and runs pari passu with the fundamental rights of citizens, reiterating that the NPF will not tolerate any form of assault on its officers, and will ensure that those responsible face the full wrath of the law.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has called on all citizens to respect the role of the Nigeria Police in maintaining law and order, cooperate and support the process in creating a safer and more secure society for all.

“We assure the public that the Nigeria Police Force remains steadfast in its mission to protect lives and property, and to uphold justice and the rule of law. Further updates on the case will be provided as the legal proceedings continue, the statement concluded.

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