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.