SENATE ORDERS REINSTATEMENT AND PROMOTION OF POLICEMAN SUSPENDED FOR 21 YEARS

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On Tuesday respite came the way of Sgt. Amos Olaniyan after the senate ordered his reinstatement into the police force 21 years after his verbal suspension.

This is coming on the heels of a petition presented by Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos West) on behalf of Sgt. Olaniyan who is a member of the constituency, Senator Adeola represents in the senate on October 6, 2015.

The order follows the consideration and adoption of recommendations of the Report of the Senator Sam Anyanwu led Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition that investigated the suspension of Sgt. Olaniyan from the Force.

The Senate adopted the two recommendations of the committee namely: “That the officer Sergeant Amos Olaniyan be fully re-integrated into the Police Force with a letter of reinstatement and apology” and “That all his dues including promotions and entitlements be fully granted and paid.”

Senator Adeola while presenting the petition earlier stated that Sgt. Olaniyan was verbally suspended in 1994 on a baseless allegation of bribery which an Orderly Room Trail discharged and acquitted him but the Police refused to recall him back even as he had his Police ID card and Uniform.

Reacting to the findings and resolution of the Senate, Senator Adeola expressed joy that at last justice has been done to his constituent who had suffered for 21 years without any redress adding that he will always fight for the interest of all his constituents and the people of Nigeria.

“I was greatly disturbed when I saw his petition as I did not believe this could happen to any citizen of Nigeria. This was after he had written petitions to previous Inspector Generals of Police and the Police Service Commission and even late President Umaru Yar’adua to no avail.” He stated.

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