The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi has ordered an immediate investigation into the attack on Nollywood actor, Gideon Okeke.
On December 9, 2018, Gideon Okeke shared a video on Instagram of the injury he sustained on his chin from police brutality after a female motorist collided with his car.
According to the actor they were both attacked after he solicited with the policemen around the Lekki 1 Roundabout for help. He identifies four officers as the persons responsible for the assault.
He shared another post after the video to encourage his followers to get the attention of those in authority to speed up the move.
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TAG THEM UNTIL THEY CANT IGNORE! TAG THEM UNTIL IT BECOMES THE SUNDAY NEWS. TAG THEM UNTIL IT BECOMES FIRST BUSINESS ON MONDAY. ALL I ASKED, WAS THEIR ASSISTANCE !!!! @policenglagos @profosinbajo @charlesotudor @akinwunmiambode @instablog9ja @obyezeks @daddyshowkey @daddyfreeze @k8henshaw @bankywellington @ebuka @kunleremiofficial @omojuwa @debolalagos @chudeity @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. #PoliceBrutalityMustStop #IstandAgainstPoliceBrutality #alliAskedWasTheirAssitance
Reacting to the assault, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, released a statement ordering the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, Yaba to investigate the matter and turn in her report within one week for appropriate action.
“The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal has been drawn to a video on the Instablog9ja in which one Gideon Okeke, an actor, was seen alleging that some policemen attached to Maroko Division, brutalised him after a minor road accident involving him and one Mrs Mosunmola Ilori.
“Sequel to the allegation, the CP in his usual professional approach to matters of this nature, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, (SCIID), Panti, Yaba to investigate the matter and turn in her report within one week for appropriate action. The CP assures that nothing will be swept under the carpet and urged all parties in the matter to fully corporate with the investigators. The CP further assures that findings made during inquisition into the matter will be made public as usual.”