Cannabis-Smoking Sergeant Slaps DPO For Arresting Him In Lagos
A police sergeant’s career may be hanging in the balance after he allegedly smoked Indian hemp and slapped a Divisional Police Officer at a function on Lagos Island.
PUNCH newspaper reports that the sergeant, identified simply as Agu, also allegedly slapped the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Lion Building Police Division, Lagos State, who attempted to arrest him at the scene. The sergeant was also said to be armed and drunk.
It was gathered that a resident had alerted the Area Commander, Area A Command, ACP Sola Akinyede, aka Solebo, to the conduct of the policeman at the event. It was said that the commander directed the DPO to go to the area and pick up the erring cop.
Punch reports that their correspondent was told that Agu went haywire as the DPO, in company with some other policemen, wanted to arrest him. He reportedly engaged the DPO in an altercation and slapped his face.
A resident, who spoke to PUNCH Metro on condition of anonymity, said after Agu was overpowered, a team of policemen went to his house and recovered some quantities of cannabis.