The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu wants the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to allow the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to investigate former Minister of State for Education.
Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, who was accused by some organizations of ordering four of his staff to be stripped naked and photographed, over a theft case at Signatious Hotel in Effurun, Delta State.
Kenneth Gbagi had on September 30, 2020, filed a fundamental rights application before Justice Taiwo Taiwo, to obtain an order restraining the IGP and the Delta State Police Commissioner (COP) from arresting or detaining him over the matter.
But in a counter-affidavit filed by counsel for the IGP(first respondent) and Delta State Commissioner of Police (Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa), Lukman O. Fagbemi said that based on petitions before it, it was duty-bound to invite Gbagi to answer questions on the allegations.
His words “That the grounds and main complaint in all these above-mentioned petitions against the Applicant centres on allegation of molestation and dehumanization of his three innocent female and one male staff he was alleged to have ordered to be stripped naked and photographed by his son, Master Egba Gbagi, under the direct supervision of the Applicant.
‘That the said petition further alleged that the Applicant, in this case, directed his said son to post the said nude picture on the internet after same had been taken by his son which he did by molesting and dehumanizing the person of those male and female staffs. The copy of the said picture is attached as EXHIBIT B,”
Fagbemi debunked Gbagi’s claim that the police were trying to arrest, detain and subject him to inhumane treatment, adding that he “is only needed for the investigation of those petitions written against him.”
Justice Taiwo adjourned the case to March 11 for hearing