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Fatai Owoseni Loses Job As Lagos Police Commissioner For Spending Lavishly On Daughter’s Wedding

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Fatai Owoseni Loses Job As Lagos Police Commissioner For Spending Lavishly On Daughter’s Wedding

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Oct 6, 2017 – Fatai Owoseni Loses Job As Lagos Police Commissioner For Spending Lavishly On Daughter’s Wedding In Ohio US

By Kemi Ashefon

For Aminat Owoseni, one of the beautiful daughters of the former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, it was a dream come true getting married to Abayomi Apooyin.

The white wedding that took place in June 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It was also a dream come true.

The destination wedding ceremony was as classy as it was expensive. The bride must really have been excited at her choice because just like her father, Apooyin is also a police officer and said to be based in Ohio.

If only she knew that the dream wedding would cost her father his enviable job.

“It was too extravagant. Its unthinkable that a public officer of such level would have a destination wedding for his daughter and then, fly performing artistes and comedians abroad. It was in bad taste and when his transfer was announced in August, many weren’t surprised,” a source in the police revealed.

Immediately the wedding was over and he returned to Lagos, Nigeria, plans were already in place to remove him as Commissioner of Police. He got the signal by August 29 to vacate office.

Imohinmi Edgal, a recently decorated Commissioner of Police, was nominated to replace him.

In a report published by Saharareporters, Mr. Owoseni, whose first redeployment in February was blocked by the Oba of Lagos, himself a former top police officer, has been assigned to head the administrative division of the Force Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at the police headquarters in Abuja but Owoseni resisted his redeployment and embarked on efforts to reverse the process.

Prior to that, Mr. Owoseni reportedly reached out to his godfathers to intervene with President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse his redeployment but unknown to them the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris had specifically asked permission from the president to replace Owoseni and complained that he was having a hard time doing so. President Buhari told him that since he is IG of Police, he is empowered to run the police force without interference.

Lagos is the cash cow of corrupt senior police officers, Owoseni it was learnt made a huge profit from policing Lagos as shown by a lavish wedding held for his daughter in the US earlier this year where A-list comedians and musicians were flown to Ohio for the wedding.



  1. Max

    October 6, 2017 at 7:19 AM

    You can’t be a public servant and flaunt such wealth, definitely they’ll unseat you. Reason why youll see most public servants that have acquired so much wealth go in tattered wears, they go about in tattered clothes and shoes and rickety cars (yeri ki un beto) old cars so as not to give anyone including their boss the impression that they are getting kobo on their seats except their salary. I personally saw this coming after all the news and display of pictures about that wedding. There is an adage in Yoruba that says “ti isu eni ba ta a un fi owo bo je ni”.When people see you display such wealth,they will definitely unseat you.

  2. iron bar

    October 6, 2017 at 5:22 PM


  3. Halima

    October 7, 2017 at 5:11 AM

    EFCC/ICPC should still investigate him.

  4. Jilo

    October 9, 2017 at 11:15 PM

    That guy will never have become Police Commissioner if he has never compromised his position for monetary. For your information, these top law enforcement officers make their money by don’t ask don’t tell. They know all Kidnappers, Ritualists, 419ners, Politicians, Armed Robbers, Drug Baron to mention but few. During his tenure, have you seen any prosecution on high profile case? no. That is where they get that money they spend lavishly even the present commissioner is not left out. They are all birds of the same feather.

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