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Lagos divisional police officer redeployed after losing his gun after alleged office sex


CSP Adegoke Atilade, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Denton police station in Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, has been redeployed after losing his official gun after alleged office sex with a lady.

Atilade’s redeployment followed after his alleged office escapade with a 29-year-old woman, Jennifer Madueke, in August which led to his missing service pistol.

PUNCH reports that Atilade and Jennifer were said to have once dated and separated after the police officer was transferred out of Lagos over seven years ago. 

After the officer was posted back to Lagos, the lovers met sometime in 2021 and exchanged phone numbers.

A source told the publication: “That was when the DPO, who was married, proposed that they continue with the relationship. 

"On Friday, August 27, he invited the lady to his office and slept with her till Saturday morning. He released her to go around 5am and even saw her off to the bus stop.

"They did not see each other again until last Saturday, September 4, when he invited the girl and told her they should go out.

"However, when she went to see him, he detained her and accused her of stealing his service pistol. He kept her in his cell till Monday, September 6. While the girl was in the cell, he asked his boys to torture her to make confessional statements.

“On that Monday, he took her to an herbalist on Jebba Street, Ebute Meta, around 8am. The herbalist told him that it was the girl that took the pistol, but she denied the allegation. It was from there he took her to the SCIID, Yaba, where she has been detained till now'' 

Atilade’s, who confirmed losing his pistol, however, insisted it was taken by Jennifer, who he claimed also stole N50,000 from him. He denied sleeping with her in his office or taking her to any herbalist.

“She was my girlfriend in 2011, but we separated. About one and half months ago, while I was around the Stadium area, she came to greet me and that was how she knew where I was working and she started coming. When her coming did not favour me, I told her not to come again.

“On that Friday, I was at a club with one of my friends. It was there a girlfriend came to meet me. Then this lady came later. I never knew that she had a mission. I sent her away and said I was busy.

“The other lady with me told me that she was going to Bariga. She also came, but said she could not get a vehicle to her residence that night because it was late. I then left them (both ladies) in the office and went out on a night patrol.

“It was then I started thinking I would go back and wake them up. When I returned, I gave her N4,000 (transport fare) to go.”

When asked if he slept with Jennifer, he said: “When two people are in my office? I did not sleep with her. I left them there. Unknown to me, she had gone to pick a bag behind my chair. 

"It was when she left that I discovered that my pistol was missing with N50,000. I did not even care about the money, but I started calling her, and she did not pick the calls. She also blocked me on WhatsApp.

"We went to prayer houses and consulted alfas, me and the other girl, but we did not find her. I did not see her for one week. I paid people who tracked her.”

In a statement on Friday, the Command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough probe into the case.

The Police PRO said a new DPO will resume at the station anytime from now.

Ajisebutu, however, did not disclose the new place of assignment of the embattled officer.

The statement read, “This is to inform the general public that the Lagos State Police Command is not oblivious of the reported case of theft of service pistol against one Jenifer Madueke ‘f’ and the allegation of sex in the office against DPO Denton Police Division, CSP Adegoke Atilade as published on page 4 and 5 of today’s edition of the Punch.

“In the interest of fairness and justice, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered an independent, thorough and unbiased investigation into the case.

“Members of the public are hereby assured that appropriate actions will be taken against anyone found culpable at the conclusion of the ongoing investigation such that at the end, justice would have been served.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed immediate redeployment of the officer in the eye of the storm so as to pave the way for diligent and unbiased investigation.”

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