The DPO of Onipanu Police Station, Francis Ani has refused to release a human rights activist, Tunde Abass who filmed a police brutality scene, despite court order granting him bail on Monday 22nd of March.
Tunde Abass was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police domiciled in the Onipanu Police Station, Lagos State, for filming the police as they brutalized Nigerians on the street of Lagos on Saturday.
The activist has been severely tortured and dehumanized by Police Officers at the Onipanu Police Station in Lagos where he was detained since Saturday, the 20th of March 2012.
Most horrifying is the fact that the police have refused to release the activist from detention after he was granted bail by a Magistrate Court on Monday, 22nd of March, 2021.
Investigations shows that the DPO of the Onipanu Police Station, Mr. Francis Ani who is notorious for brutalizing citizens had on Monday, March 22 taken matters in his hands, disregarding the order of the court to release Tunde Abass who had been granted bail.
According to an eye witness, the DPO, Mr. Francis Ani was overheard saying, the arrest of Tunde Abass has put him (Francis Ani) in the spotlight for police brutality and harassment of citizens, and he has been exposed to the world on social media over the brutalization and illegal detention of a citizen.
“My name is everywhere on social media for brutalizing and detaining a citizen, the video he (Tunde Abass) also recorded his everywhere on social media”, the DPO had said on Monday.