Uber driver did not report assault – Lagos CP

Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Sunday, says police could do nothing without an official complaint claiming an Uber driver, Adedotun Clement, was tortured by some policemen and officials of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps during Endsars anniversary protest did not file a complain.

Four days after the police authorities have yet to begin disciplinary procedures against the cops but the LNSC had since suspended two officers over their roles in the incident.

Security agents, particularly policemen and officials of the LNSC brutalised Clement, including protesters and journalists, when some youths last Wednesday flooded the Lekki tollgate to mark the one year anniversary of the #EndSARS campaign.

Lagos CP said, “To the best of my knowledge, no single officer has been reported to have committed an infraction. The officers of the Neighborhood Watch were identified. I was there at the protest ground and I said if any policeman has done something contrary to our professional calling, let me know.

“No one has come to make a formal complaint. I told a journalist on that day that we have our procedure; we need an official complaint to be able to try any policeman that has been complained against. If you know the policeman that assaulted you and you also have witnesses, lodge a formal complaint against the policeman.

“There must be a complainant; we have internal trials as we don’t trail people on the pages of newspapers; somebody needs to stand and give evidence.

“The Uber driver has not lodged any complaint; I got his number, called him personally and he told me about his vehicle and I called the General Manager, LASTMA, forwarded his number to him that they should release his vehicle. He has not lodged any complaint against anybody and our disciplinary procedure must be documented.”

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