25th October, 2021.
POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION
FEDERAL SECRETARIAT COMPLEX
SHEHU SHAGARI WAY
COMPLICITY OF CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN THE DPO OF THE FEDERAL SECRETARIAT POLICE STATION ABUJA IN THE VIOLENT ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED ASSASINATION CARRIED OUT ON MR. OMOYELE SOWORE BY SUSPECTED SPONSORED ATTACK SQAUD WITHIN THE PRECINCTS OF THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT ABUJA ON THE 21stDAY OF OCTOBER 2021 UNDER THE WATCH OF OFFICERS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE
We act as Counsel and Solicitors to Mr. Omoyele Sowore (hereinafter referred to as “Our Client”), on whose behalf and express instruction we write this petition.
We have brought this petition against CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN the DPO of the FEDERAL SECRETARIAT POLICE STATION ABUJA, pursuant to the powers vested on the commission via Section 6(1)(b) of the Police Service Commission (Establishment) Act.
We were briefed by our client that on Tuesday, the 21st day of October, 2021, while our client was at the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja to observe
and witness the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, he was attacked by some men, armed with petrol bombs and other lethal weapons, who alighted from a vehicle with registration number BWR 812 KM that conveyed them to the Court premises in a manner that suggested they were brought there by those authorities to wreck havoc and decimation on our client.
Our client informed us that he was amidst the officers of the Nigeria Police Force at the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja, when these suspected sponsored squad arrived in a vehicle and started an aggressive throwing of tirade and vitriol at him in the full glare of officers of the Nigerian Police Force to provoke him to react and prepare ground for the planned attack.
To the chagrin of our client, instead of the officers of the Nigerian Police Force present led by CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, the DPO of the Federal Secretariat Police Station, Abuja, who seemed to have fore-knowledge of the presence and mission of these attackers, to arrest the situation, it was rather bemusing to see him and these officers acting in a solicitous manner towards these attackers, which later encouraged them to attack Our Client right there before the eyes of these law enforcement agents.
It is the brief of our client that CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, the said DPO of the Federal Secretariat Police Station, Abuja, was seen engaging the belligerent assailants, offering tacit support to whatever agenda they had and no sooner had CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, treacherously engaged with the attackers that day in the open than our client was violently attacked by these same assailants. It took the intervention of Journalists and other well-meaning Nigerians present at the time to be able to ward-off the attack on our client.
After the attack had been carried out and our client rescued by the courageous Nigerians who were present, the said CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, DPO of the Federal Secretariat Police Station, Abuja, when confronted by our client on his roles and his complicity, claimed he had arrested the assailants, only for him to release them without disclosing their identities or carrying out any attempt at investigating them.
The same CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, the DPO of the Federal Secretariat Police Station, Abuja, had earlier arrested illegally and subjected our client to beatings and other degrading treatments on the 26th day of July for attempting to enter the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja, without any justifications whatsoever.
We therefore respectfully request sir, on behalf of Our Client, that you kindly cause an investigation into this matter by inviting CSP ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR HASSAN, the DPO of the Federal Secretariat Police Station, Abuja, who led other police officers to the scene of this incident and who knew the identities of these assailants as he claimed to have arrested the attackers immediately after the attack, only for him to release them without serious attempt at any investigation, for serious disciplinary measures from the commission, not only for justice to be availed to our client, but for the overall good of the society at large.
While we await your immediate action on this matter sir, we undertake to volunteer useful and helpful statements and evidence which include but not limited to pictures and videos of this incident to the commission in due course and we will appreciate it sir, if this petition is treated with dispatch.
For Tope Temokun Chambers
Tope Temokun Esq.,
Head of Chambers