The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Office, Zone 2, Dolapo Badmus, was recently a guest on LITV’s Report Card hosted by Hero Daniels. On the show, Badmus was asked why the police parades suspects before newsmen when a court of competent jurisdiction has not found them guilty of the crime.
Responding, Dolapo said no police officer will parade a suspect before newsmen without having strong evidence that would convict him or her. Se said this while making particular reference to the 57 homosexuals that were paraded in Lagos two months ago.
”I would tell you that no police officer would parade somebody that has not been caught in the act and that investigation has not pointed to the fact that he or she is been involved. Relating it back to the 57 homosexuals that was paraded by the Lagos state command whre James Obialor was saying I was not caught, they have been charged to court and they have been granted bail. It does not mean they are free” she said.