• Tries 81 officers for misconduct, murder, others
In its bid to promote discipline and core values of policing in Lagos State, the Police Command has dismissed 10 officers and prosecuted seven others for various criminal and disciplinary offences committed between October last year and October this year.
The offences range from murder; discreditable conducts; excessive use of power; corrupt practices, and negligence.
These officers, according to the State Police Spokesman, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, were among the 81 personnel the command tried.
As listed in a media release, while 18 officers were demoted, 29 others were awarded N10 major entries and warning letters accordingly.
Others were awarded extra fatigue while 16 of the men were discharged and acquitted for want of evidence.
Adejobi noted, “The personnel that were tried in the orderly room proceedings conducted at various locations in Lagos State included 45 Inspectors; 29; and seven Corporals.”
The Spokesman added that some senior officers of the command have been queried for various disciplinary offences, and the queries are being processed at the Force Headquarters Abuja for necessary action, and punishments.
“It is important to state that some of the affected personnel were attached to Lagos State Police Command”, says Adejobi “While others were serving at various police formations within Lagos State.”
The trials were instituted based on series of complaints/allegations leveled against them.
He cited the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations, “punishments are awarded according to the magnitude of offences committed by police personnel”.
In his remark, the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said he deemed it necessary to inform the public on the steps being taken by the command; to sanitise its workforce in order to change the general perception that Lagos State Police Command, and the entire police force, in particular, condone indiscipline and crimes.
Odumosu, however, reiterated that police personnel are held accountable for their actions and inactions.
He, therefore, appealed to the public to report any misconduct of police personnel to appropriate authorities; as such would be treated accordingly, and justice would be done.
While the CP charged officers and men of the command to be thorough and professional in their day-to-day activities, he assured them of reform and better standards in the police as being championed by the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu.Follow us on social media