The community starts with a retired DIG occupying a DPO lodge for 20 years.
Members of the Police Public Affairs Committee have accused retired former Deputy Inspector General of Police James Opar of refusing to leave the police officer’s gatehouse in Lagos State’s Ilupehu District for over 20 years. years.
PUNCH Metro found that Opara had served as a DPO at the Ilupeju Police Station for three months in 1999 and occupied the cabin until he was transferred.
However, after his transfer from the department, it became known that Opara refused to the subsequent OI in the opportunity to occupy the house, allegedly refusing to leave the apartment.
PCRC Ilupeju President Fredrik Silva-Rotimi told PUNCH Metro that attempts to get Opara out of the orphanage have been unsuccessful, adding that a woman is currently using the cabin at DIG’s request upon retirement. DPO division.
Silva-Rotimi said: “I was very polite not to make this violation of the rules by retired James Opar a public matter. This is a very ugly act of corruption. We have filed a petition with the Commander, Site F; PC, Hakim Odumos; and Assistant Inspector General of Police Ahmed Iliyasu and Opara were unable to explain why he refused to leave the house. He always says he will step down, but instead told the woman to fill the post.
“This is unacceptable; he was an employee of the crime department, which served as DPO for three months, after which he was transferred. But he held this post from that moment until now. It is morally wrong that he does this as an officer, and his actions have been haunted by other OIs, including the current one. We want him to leave the cabin.
“Opara ignored my calls, but answered on Sunday, and during our conversation, I told him that we were alarmed by his action not to leave the house for other people with disabilities, and were surprised that he said it was a police matter and that when he is ready he will leave the hut, and this is what he said. “
Another PCRC member, Alarape Alimi, said that successive OIs stationed in the unit and whose residences were far from Ilupeju usually slept in the office or took a room in a nearby hotel to stay overnight.
He stated: “The current DPO in Ilupeju came from a very remote location and spent the night in his office after Opara denied him access to the lodge. We were very bad and PCRC patron Yomi Olajide; President Frederic Silva-Rotimi; and his secretary and I met with AIG Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyas, and sent a letter of complaint to the DC administrator for treatment.
“The woman who occupies the gatehouse at Opara’s direction usually visits the post from time to time, but the police officer who is supposed to occupy the post cannot. Opara is a retired DIG and the lodge is for the DPO on duty; therefore, he must give way. “
In response to a request from our correspondent, Opara declined to comment on this issue. In addition, at the time of writing the report, he had not yet responded to a text message sent to his mobile phone. Likewise, there was no response to the WhatsApp message sent to him.
State Police Public Relations Officer Muiiva Adejobi said, “I am not aware of the letter written by the PCRC, but I am sure that if they wrote the letter, AIG and PC should have acted.
“So I’ll figure out and discuss with the PC how we are going to handle this, since there is a house that is dedicated to the DPO and is occupied by someone who was kept there by a former senior officer. We will look at this at the departmental level and see what we can do. ”
Source: – Punch Ng