A Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ikenne Division of Ogun State, Patrick Onwu, has been accused of beating up a female traffic warden, Anifat Bello, for stopping his private car at NNPC junction, on IBB Boulevard in Ogun state yesterday April 11th.
According to a report by Vanguard, the traffic warden who has been been severally honoured for her dedication to duty, stopped the private vehicle of the DPO for beating traffic. Unknown to her, the man was her superior. Eyewitnesses say the DPO came down immediately and pounced on her for having the audacity to stop his vehicle despite allegedly disobeying traffic laws.
While confirming the incident, the Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the matter has been reported to the state Commissioner of Police who has expressed his sadness over the matter and ordered a thorough investigation.
“The woman traffic officer has reported the matter to the CP and he has directed that the matter be 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.”