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IGP Arase demotes DPO for beating female traffic warden

Anifat Bello after she was beaten up by Patrick Onwu. Photo Credit: PM News
Do you remember a story sometime last week that one DPO beat up a female Traffic Officer for flagging down his private car at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC filling station, IBB Boulevard, Abeokuta? Well, the Divisional Police Officer is in charge of Ikenne Division area of Ogun State, his name Patrick Onwu and he has been demoted for that singular act.

According to PM News, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Thursday ordered his demotion and immediate transfer of the DPO.

Patrick Onwu, last Wednesday went wild and beat a female traffic officer, Inspector Anifat Bello to coma for allegedly stopping his private vehicle.

According to reports, the DPO was on mufti and had allegedly disobeyed the traffic law.

He allegedly pounced on the traffic warden, Inspector Anifat Bello, who was discharging her official duty.

According to eyewitnesses, he beat her to coma.

He then drove his car into a nearby filling station, FATGBEMS, also along the road, parked his vehicle and changed into his uniform.

It was learnt that Anifat Bello been severally honored for her dedication to duty.