culled from Kemi Ashefon
It was a much talked-about wedding.
First the engagement/traditional ceremony which held in Lagos in May of 2017.
Everyone that can be tagged a celebrity was in attendance including monarchs.
It was more of a fairy tale wedding.
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 was 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.
For the destination wedding, which was packaged and planned by
Elizabeth R, (company owned by Ibidun Ighodalo), Nigerian artiste,
Korede Bello, was invited to perform.
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.