Osun Monarch Drags Osun CP to court for alleged embarrassment
An Osun State, Dr Olapade Agoro, has dragged the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday, over an alleged embarrassment caused him by the police.
Agoro, who is also the patriarch of Aladura Church and the Owa Tapa of Ijesha, claimed that the CP, in a press interview he granted in September, maligned his person, good reputation and business interests.
According to a newspaper report, the Commissioner of Police was said to have accused Agoro of telling lies against the Osun State Police Command so as to avoid being taken to court for some alleged criminal and traffic offences.
It was gathered that Agoro had earlier accused some policemen from the Osun State Police Command of handcuffing a bus passenger to a police patrol van in Itapa and extorting money from him following the escape of the driver of the bus from a police checkpoint.
In his suit, Agoro said the CP maligned him and, therefore, urged the court to award N1m in damages in his favour against the police boss.
He further urged the court to restrain the police from “further harassing, embarrassing and extorting money from him.”
He also urged the court to order the defendants to publish an apology to him which must be subject to the approval of a honourary court before publication on the front pages of three national newspapers.