Lagos State Police Commanf has released 29-year-old Jennifer Madueke, who was arrested over the missing pistol of a Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adegoke Atilade.
The police also removed Atilade as the DPO of the Denton Police Station, Ebute Meta. A resident in the Ebute Meta area confirmed that a new DPO, Segun Abifarin, has replaced Atilade, PUNCH reports.
Atilade arrested Madueke over his missing gun and transferred her to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, after detaining her for three days at the Denton Police Station, Ebute Meta, Lagos.
The embattled police officer, who confirmed losing his pistol, however, insisted it was taken by Madueke, who he claimed also stole N50,000 from him.
Atilade denied sleeping with her, stating that he only assisted her to pass the night at the police station after she claimed to have been stranded.
According to PUNCH, a source close to Madueke said the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, DCP Adegoke Fayoade, contacted Madueke’s relative to come for her bail.
The source said, “After the DCP discovered that the press had been involved, he called the girl’s family member to come for her bail. That was how she was released on Thursday when you called him.”