A Fashion Designer, Lukman Adeniyi has alleged that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Iyaganku division, Ibadan, Alex Gwazarzah, assaulted him and detained him for handing over the DPO's fabric to his apprentice to sew.
The DPO argued that Adeniyi gave his fabric worth N181,000 to his apprentice the day the designer went to deliver the cloth to the officer.
Adeniyi also alleged that the DPO refused to him N60,000 meant for the 12 clothing materials and also detained him when Gwazarzah asked him to come back.
He said the DPO was introduced to him by his 10 years customer, Alhaji Idris Bawa and he was granted a bail but charged to court.
He was arraigned at Court 8, Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, in a case with suit number MI/881C/2020.
Adeniyi said, “The DPO, after slapping me, still collected all the 12 materials without paying the N60,000 agreed on.
“On Saturday, November 1, the DPO told me to come for the money only for him to detain me.”
Confirming this, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said,
“Information from the DPO Iyaganku, Alex Gwazarzah, was that it was agreed that the tailor would sew the cloths by himself, but he gave them to another person. The Commissioner of Police is looking into the matter.”
However, Adeniyi was granted a bail of N50,000 by the presiding judge, Magistrate, Olajumoke Akande, with two sureties in like sum.
The defendant counsel, Jubril Olanrewaju, stated that, “You can imagine the DPO being a judge in his case. He was the one who investigated the case and made the fashion designer to write a statement in his office at Iyaganku. He was also the one who signed the charge sheet.”
Magistrate Akande then adjourned the case till November 17, for further hearing.