According to the Vanguard, a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr. Patrick Onwu, beat a female traffic warden, Inspector Anifat Bello, to stupor for stopping his private vehicle for allegedly disobeying traffic laws.
Inspector Bello, the newspaper reports, is renowned for her dedication to duty to the extent that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, an elder statesman reputed for his frank comment on issues, once recommended her for a national honour during a familiarization visit to the State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali.
Mr. Onwu, who is in charge of Ikenne Police Division of Ogun State, who was on mufti when he allegedly committed the traffic offence, drove into a nearby filling station to change into his police uniform before returning to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, junction on IBB Boulevard way, where the traffic warden was discharging her official duty and pounced on her.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the development, saying “The woman traffic officer reported the matter to the CP and he had directed that the matter is thoroughly investigated”
“The CP was not happy when the woman came with a swollen face. If the allegation is true, I am very sure the CP will know what to do,” he added