IGP Condemns Irresponsible Act By Lagos Police In Enforcing Restriction Order

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has strongly condemned the apparent unprofessionalism and highhandedness exhibited by some Police officers as shown in a trending video in Lagos.

He has therefore directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Odumosu H. Olusegun to immediately investigate and commence disciplinary actions against the officers involved.

According to DCP Frank Mba Force PRO , Force Headquarters, The IGP notes that the country is in extra-ordinary times – a global state of emergency and so Police officers involved in the enforcement of restriction orders and other law enforcement functions must therefore exercise their discretionary powers with utmost sense of professionalism, compassion and respect for the citizens.

Meanwhile, Police Officers involved in unprofessional conduct in the viral video have been identified, apprehended and subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, is saddened with the apparent unprofessional conduct exhibited by some Police officers identified in a trending video and has ordered for their immediate arrest and investigation.

According to Bala Elkana spokesman of the Lagos police command, the arrested officers, are currently subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room trial at the Provost Department, State Command Headquarters Ikeja, to serve as deterrent to others. Their conduct is totally condemned as it fell short of our professional standards and rules of engagement.

The Police warned officers involved in the enforcement of restriction orders across the state to exercise their discretionary powers with utmost professionalism, compassion and respect for the rights of the citizens.

The Commissioner of Police reaffirmed his stance on zero tolerance for impunity by Police Officers.

For complaints against Police actions in the State kindly call the following numbers 090900037920901051234809010512350.

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