Law Firm Petitions Lagos CP Over Detention of Alaka, Ikorodu Badoo.
An Ibadan-based law firm, Ojehomon B, F, F & CO has petitioned the Lagos commissioner of police over unlawful arrest, detention and prejudicial stigmatization of his client, Alhaji Abayomi Alaka.
Alaka, has been accused as the main sponsored of the dreaded cult, badoo.
Detectives from Lagos Police Command had last week taken Alaka round his Ogbomosho country home where traditional rulers and community leaders rose to vouch for his integrity as a true son of the land.
According to statement issued by the law firm signed by Mr. Tunde Ojehomon the action of the Lagos State Police command shows that they have no respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law by detaining Alhaji Abayomi Alaka.
He stated that Section 36(5) of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria stipulates that a person is presumed innocent until is proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of competent jurisdiction which the Lagos State Police Command did not follow.
Ojehomon said his client was wrongfully arrested, detained, paraded without preliminary investigation to ascertain a reasonable degree of involvement or culpability only for them to release Alhaji Abayomi Alaka when they realized that they have trampled on his fundamental human rights.
He said Alhaji Alaka was released without any surety.
Ojehomon stated that the Lagos State Police Command has no right under the law to parade suspect yet to be tried in the court of law until conviction, adding that his client has never been, would never be a member of any cult or notorious groups that is disturbing the peace of residence of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
He added that the allegation against Alaka is untrue baseless and a mere deliberate attempt to damage his hard earned reputation and image.
Ojehomon called on the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to caution the over zealousness of his men against baseless stigmatization of innocent citizens via prejudicial parade.
He said as law abiding citizens, they have approached the court of law to seek redress to the issue.
He advised Lagos State Police Command to tender an unreserved apology to his client by placing their apology letter in some national dailies so that members of the public would know that Alaka was wrongfully accused and his image would be redeemed.