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The Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on Monday castigated a former Divisional Police Officer in the state, CSP Oluwasegun Abolaji over negligence of duties.
Abolaji is answering to a petition by Olamilekan Ganiyu, a sibling to Kamol Ganiyu who was hit by a police stray bullet.
Kamol was reportedly hit on the 17th of July, 2018 at the Ibara flyover around 3am on his way to Lafenwa.
Aboliaji in his narration admitted that he was aware of the incident and he ordered the issusance of a police report to ensure the treatment of the victim.
He also claimed he was at the scene of incident where no evidence of bullet was found but ordered the transfer of the case to the Police Headquaters Eleweeran.
While reacting to the submissions given by the former DPO during the hearing of a petition against him at the Magistrate Court, Isabo, Abeokuta, the panel described Abolaji as a ‘disappointment’.
A member of the Panel who was once a Deputy Inspector General of Police, Babatunde Ogunyanwo, scolded the former DPO over his attitude while defending the allegations leveled against him.
“In your 31 years of service and four times CID, you have proven to be a disappointment and failure to the Police force,” Ogunyawo said to Abolaji
Ogunyanwo stressed that if Abolaji had done the right thing and carried out his duties he would have been able to give proper account of what transpired on the said date.
He emphasized that Abolaji made his duties a one man affair and not as a Police Officer which prompted him to carry out a preliminary investigation with no follow up.
“If you have done the proper follow up, you would have known the case was not transferred to the State CID until after a month and ten days and you would have known the exhibit was still in your station,” Ogunyawo fired.