Lagos CP declares war on corruption, orders cop’s trial

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The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday again reiterated his zero tolerance for corruption, warning officers and men to desist from the act or be ready to face the consequences.

He gave this warning when he ordered for the immediate orderly room trial of an inspector, Joseph Dike, attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State on Wednesday.

Odumosu, who was piqued by the manner in which the inspector was caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point,Aguda, Lagos State, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on 22nd September, 2020.

In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police has also ordered the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command to circulate a strong-worded signal warning all police personnel in the command to desist from corrupt practices.

In a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police chief also warned that he would tolerate all manner of extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment of members of the public by using sticks or horse whip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty.

He added that such acts “will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.”

 Odumosu, in addition, warned senior police officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives were obeyed with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts.

The Police boss, however, assured the General public of his determination to have that required and people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.

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