Afam Osigwe, SAN, Condemns the brutalization of Mr. Olumide Sonupe, Esq by Lagos Police; calls for thorough investigation

I strongly condemn the reported incident involving a lawyer, Olumide Sonupe at Moshalashi Police Station in Lagos. It is deeply troubling that a lawyer seeking bail for his client was allegedly subjected to physical and verbal abuse, including threats and detention.

The circumstances surrounding the detention, the alleged assault by the police officers, and the subsequent actions by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and Area Commander raise serious concerns about the rule of law and the conduct of law enforcement officers.

I urge the relevant security agencies to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into this matter. It is crucial to establish the facts surrounding the events and hold those responsible for any misconduct or abuse of power accountable. The legal profession is fundamental to the administration of justice, and lawyers should be able to perform their duties without fear of intimidation or harassment.

Afam Osigwe, SAN

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