The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Iyaganku division , Ibadan , Alex Gwazarzah, has taken a fashion designer , Lukman Adeniyi , to court for giving his cloths to an apprentice to sew.
Trouble started after the DPO claimed that the tailor damaged the cloths.
The Police Public Relations Officer , Oyo State Command , Olugbenga Fadeyi , said , “ Information from the DPO Iyaganku , Alex Gwazarzah, was that it was agreed that the tailor would sew the cloths by himself , but he gave them to another person. The Commissioner of Police is looking into the matter . ”
The tailor said he was introduced to the DPO by one Alhaji Idris Bawa , who had been his customer for over 10 years .
Adeniyi alleged that the DPO assaulted him the day he went to deliver the sewn materials on the allegation that the clothes were not well made.
The fashion designer said , “ The DPO , after slapping me, still collected all the 12 materials without paying the N60 , 000 agreed on .
“ On Saturday, November 1 , the DPO told me to come for the money only for him to detain me . ”
He was reportedly released on bail on Monday , November 2 , and charged to court on Tuesday.
Adeniyi was arraigned at Court 8 , Iyaganku Magistrates ’ Court , Ibadan , in a case with suit number MI/ 881 C/2020.
The DPO accused the defendant of damaging materials worth N 181, 000 , which he handed over to him in September.
Gwazarzah said he was not satisfied with the quality of job that was delivered .
He argued that against his agreement with the tailor , the clothes were made by his apprentice.