Lagos State Police Command Sacks 8 Officers And Discipline 108

It has been reported that 8 Nigerian police officers have been sacked while 108 others were disciplined for various offences by the Lagos State police command.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the dismissal of the eight officers for serious criminal offences on Wednesday also confirmed the demotion of six others.

Edgal who also stated that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Forum on “Police Accountability and Presentation of Advocacy Materials at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja.

According to the police boss, 58 other officers recorded major entries, six officers reprimanded, 28 officers got warning motors, four officers had extra fatigue, while five others were discharged for lack of evidences against them. In his words, he said;

“The days of police officers receiving slaps on the wrist for offences are gone. When you performed excellently well, you will receive a CP’s Commendation Letter.

“I am not happy punishing any officer, but that does not mean we should overlook unprofessional conducts. When I resumed as CP Lagos, I discovered that the public had lost confidence in the police.
“I set up a Citizen Complaint Hot Centre with 10 mobile phone lines through which people can complain about the wrongs of our men. I have received many complaints.

“However, there is no way I would know all that my men are doing if nobody complained,”.

While calling on Lagosians to continue to assist the police with information and other assistance, the police chief stressed that the 28,000 officers and men in Lagos were inadequate to police the state. He added that community policing in the state is working as it had reduced crimes by 35 per cent.

Credit: NAN

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