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The Inspector-General of police, Solomon Arase has demoted the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ikenne Police Division in Ogun state, Patrick Onwu from a Superintendent of Police to the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.
Onwu reportedly beat up a female traffic warden, Inspector Anifat Bello for allegedly stopping his vehicle.
Reports say the DPO who was on mufti, drove to a nearby filling station, dressed up in his uniform and came back to deal with Inspector Bello.
The police IG also ordered that Onwu be transferred to another post.
Arase also instructed the Ogun state Commissioner of police to investigate the matter and report back to him.
The IG of police said he got to know about the incident from the dailies.
Arase also commended the female traffic warden for not fighting back.
The incident occurred at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) junction, on IBB Boulevard way, Abeokuta, in Ogun state.
Security experts have also praised the Inspector General of police for the proposed adoption of stun guns to reduce casualties from misuse of firearms by men of the force.