Dolapo Badmus: The Lagos State Police PRO helping Nigerian celebs

Posted on November 20 2016 , at 06:43 pm
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  • Lagos State Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus has proved herself as one of the most influential women of 2016.

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The Accounting graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti and also a post-graduate degree holder in Public Administration, joined the Nigerian Police Force on 15 August, 2002. Credit: NPF

Dolapo Badmus was appointed Lagos State Police PRO in January 2016 after serving in various parts of the country.

Since then, she’s proved herself as one of the most influential women of 2016.

The Accounting graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti and also a post-graduate degree holder in Public Administration, joined the Nigerian Police Force on 15 August, 2002, as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (Course 21 batch) trained at Police Academy, Wudil, Kano.

‘The only reason I think I am overcoming the challenges is that I have passion for my job; and whatever you are doing, you must have passion for it and whatever challenges you are having, will come like a burden for you and you have to overcome them,’ she told PM News on her 14th year in the force.

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Who would have believed that the woman whose uncle couldn’t get an appointment advised her to join the Police Force, and now, she’s helping our dear celebrities to settle disputes.

‘I had wanted to be a medical doctor and you will ask me why I want to be a medical doctor: I wanted to have an opportunity to save lives and when people are in distress and they need help I can offer and you will agree with me that being a Police Officer is another form of being a saver of lives and for the fact that I am having the opportunity to achieve my dream I think it is a good thing for me.’

Lagos PRO, Dolapo Badmus with some Nigerian celebrities during a walk against Gender-based violence (GBV) in Lagos. Credit: Various
Lagos PRO, Dolapo Badmus with some Nigerian celebrities during a walk against Gender-based violence (GBV) in Lagos. Credit: Various

Just last week, the CEO of the Lagos nightclub, Quilox, Shina Peller had threatened to prosecute Oritsefemi following the fight between the singer and bouncers of his club, but her intervention prevented the action.

She was involved in the recovery of a Metallic Grey Lexus 470 SUV owned by Nollywood actor and film-maker, Fred Amata who was robbed at gunpoint in July.

READ: A week after robbery attack, Filmmaker Fred Amata’s stolen car recovered!

Wizkid and Linda Ikeji also kissed and made up in April after the blogger alleged that Wizkid had been served a quit notice from his Lekki residence in Lagos.

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Wizkid and Linda Ikeji reconciled in April after the blogger alleged that Wizkid had been served a quit notice from his Lekki residence in Lagos. Credit: Various

They both got into a social media fight where the pop star made threats to get her beat up – a statement that would have landed him a seven-year jail term according to our lawyers.

The issue was resolved on April 18, 2016 at the commissioner’s office as both parties agreed to settle out of court, and the Lagos police PRO made us understand that: ‘Although Wizkid’s allegation was criminal in nature, it was resolved through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). They agreed to resolve the matter out of court after Wizkid said he did not mean to threaten her life, rather it was an emotional outburst, with no motive to harm her.’

Indeed, Dolapo Badmus is saving lives, many people have been protected from losing their jobs, and celebrity beefs don’t last longer anymore.

And she’s been seen as the woman who will bridge the gap between members of the public and the Nigerian Police Force.

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