A Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ikenne Division of Ogun State, Mr. Patrick Onwu, yesterday, went wild and beat a female traffic officer to coma for allegedly stopping his private vehicle. The DPO, who was on mufti while he allegedly disobeyed the traffic law, was said to have driven into a nearby filling station, parked and changed into a police uniform.
He allegedly pounced on the traffic warden, Inspector Anifat Bello, who was discharging her official duty, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, junction, on IBB Boulevard way. The traffic warden, Anifat Bello, have been severally honoured for her dedication to duty.
The victim was reportedly beaten to stupor by the senior officer who was coming into Abeokuta from Sagamu end of the Siun-Kopabe-Sagamu Expressway. He was said to have dealt with the traffic warden for having the audacity to stop his private vehicle despite allegedly disobeying traffic laws. It will be recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had during a familarization visit of the state Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, recommended the traffic officer for a national honour. Read more