Police Inspector Faces Trial For Extortion In Lagos

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu,  has again exhibited his zero tolerance for corruption when he ordered for the immediate orderly room trial of Inspector Joseph Dike attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State on Wednesday.

According to spokesman of the Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, The police chief, 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, extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment to members of the public by using sticks or horse whip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty, as such 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 with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts are strictly complied with.

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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