Police DPO accuses his Sidechick of stealing his gun after office sex
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Jennifer Madueke in connection with a missing service gun belonging to Denton Divisional Police Officer CSP Adegoke Akinlade.
The 29-year-old was moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, after spending three days in a detention facility at the Denton Police Station, Ebute Meta, where she was allegedly tortured to confess to the crime.
Madueke and Akinlade dated for a while before the police officer was transferred out of Lagos almost seven years ago, according to our source.
It was said that the lovers did not resume their relationship once the officer was deployed back to Lagos since they had lost communication with each other.
They met and exchanged phone numbers, according to the source, sometime in 2021.
“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 a 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,” the source added.
The SCIID took the suspect to her home on Tuesday, September 7, and searched the apartment in the hopes of recovering the missing pistol, according to reports.
The endeavour, however, was in vain, as there was no sign of it.
According to another source, the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, questioned the DPO.
“But why is the CP leaving him in that position when he should have been removed by now? Is that not injustice?” enquired the source
When one of reporters from Punch contacted the police officer, he confirmed losing his pistol, but insisted it was taken by Madueke, who he claimed also stole N50,000 from him.
He denied sleeping with her in his office or taking her to any herbalist.
The officer said, “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.”
Asked if he slept with Madueke, 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.”
He said he regretted ‘helping’ Madueke that night when she claimed to be stranded, adding that after she was arrested, she denied taking the gun but admitted to ‘stealing’ N7,000 from the bag.
The officer claimed he went to the SCIID and made statements about the theft in order to get the gun recovered by detectives.
“I believe she will still say where the gun is,” he added.
Efforts to get across to the said Lady or any of her relatives have not yielded any positive results.