Lagos CP, Imohimi Read Police The Riot Act

The new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Imohimi Edgal has moved to restore discipline and order in the rank and file following the rampant cases of extortion, abuse of bail order and the violation of citizens rights by the men and women under his watch

As an example of the new order, he ordered the officer in charge of ‘X’ SQUAD to arrest three police officers that were caught extorting motorists in Surulere area of the state.

Edgal has also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of police, DCP, in charge of Administration of Lagos command to issue the DPO in-charge of the area a query and also report the conduct of the DPO to higher authorities for poor supervision of his men according to the Inspector-General of police directives.

The CP also ordered that henceforth only HOD’ s, Area Commanders and DPO’s who are directly in charge of their Departments or stations should sign a detention order in the command.

He further stated that in any area command found guilty of any unworthy or a shameful act to the police force, the Area commander or DPO will be held liable.

According to him “it has become very vital for all officers and men in Lagos state police command to adhere to these instructions and on no account will the fundamental rights of the citizens of Lagos be trampled upon under my watch”.

Imohimi warned his men to also note that the police force in the state will no longer tolerate any act of lawlessness from its personnel.