Despite Police warning against intimidation and harassment of Nigerians, it’s unfortunate that it’s men could be found wanting.
A mild drama had occured at the premises of the Federal Inland Revenue Service in Marina, Lagos on Friday, March 11, according to an eye witness, as unknown mobile policemen attached to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s aide, Bashir Fakorede harassed a businessman.
It was reported that the businessman, CEO of Adamakin Investment Limited, who is also the Attorney of Efunloye-Tinubu, Mr Afolabi Akindele, was at the office based on invitation over a land matter.
Shortly after the meeting, Akindele was stepping out when he came across a former House of Assembly member in Lagos State, Jide Akinloye and a Vice President aide, Bashir Fakorede who has been his rival over land tussle.
The politicians who were said to have been furious seeing Akindele ordered their mobile policemen who is headed by a CP to descend on Akindele.
It was a messy scene according to an eyewitness, who for fear of unknown attack spoke anonymously said that Bashir Fakorede who wore white caftan native attire asked his mobile policemen who doesn’t have a tag to harass the person of Akindele.
It would be recalled that a similar situation that had occured which made the Nigeria Police to set up an investigative panel to unravel the misery surrounding alleged intimidation and harasment of it’s officer by Vice President Aide over land grabbing crisis in lekki area of Lagos State.
The Vice President Aide, Bashir Fakorede, was said to have harassed a Police Officer, Nasir Ahmed assigned to maintain law and order on a controversial land in Lekki by slapping the officer.
The Police had deployed its men to the site to execute a Supreme court judgement over the controversial land.
Fakorede who was not pleased with the development assaulted the team leader of the Police while bluffing that he was above the law.
The traditional ruler of the area, Oba Babatunde Akintoye, of Ojomu land, however, denied being part of the incident or even aware of it, noting that Fakorede acted alone.
It was alleged that Fakorede with some armed policemen and thugs had forcefully took over large expanse of land estimated to be around 20 hectare.
“The affected party, Adamakin Investment Limited and the late Madam Efunroye Tinubu family who secured the Supreme Court Judgment in a suit number SC/48/92 as the lawful owner of the disputed land then petitioned the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in Abuja over the incident.
“The petition dated September 2, 2021, was signed by their lawyer, Al-Jamic Chambers, titled: Complaint of Conspiracy, Land Grabbing, Threat to Life, Impersonation and Use of Firearms and Conduct likely to Cause the Breach of Public Peace Against Bashiru Fakorede, Vice President’s aide and others; Appeal for the Protection of Lives and Properties of Our Clients.
“Specifically, the petition stated that on August 27, 2021, “The aforementioned persons hired thugs, adorned in mobile police uniform, invaded our client’s properties and maliciously damaged ourclient’s properties worth millions of Naira.
“Our client further informed us that throughout endless destructions of our client’s properties, the said Bashiru Fakorede has boasted and presented himself as the APC Youth Leader and aide to Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.
“We, therefore, write to your office to conduct an in-depth investigation to restore law and order over the disputed land,” Akindele said