Not less than ten (10) Police officers, 18 others have been demoted by Lagos Police Command for various crimes.
OpenLife Nigeria reports that the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the list available to newsmen on Wednesday.
According to the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, “the dismissal was in a bid to promote discipline and core values of policing in the state‘.
Adejobi in the statement noted that the police command probed 81 police officers for various criminal and disciplinary offences that were committed between October 2019 and October 2020.
In his words, “the offences ranged from murder, discreditable conducts, excessive use of power, negligence and corrupt practices”.
This online newsd medium learnt that the police command also reduced the ranks of 18 officers and issued warning letters to others.
“Others were awarded extra fatigue, while 16 of the men were discharged and acquitted for want of evidence.
“The personnel tried in the orderly room proceedings, conducted at various locations in Lagos state, included 45 inspectors,” the statement read.
Consequently, Adejobi also said some senior officers of the command were queried for various disciplinary offences with the queries being processed at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, for necessary action.
Police Sack 10 Officers, Demote 18 Others Official Statement
“Some of the affected officers were attached to the Police Command, while others were serving at various police formations within Lagos State.
“The trials were instituted based on a series of complaints levelled against them.
Adejobi advised Lagosians to report any misconduct of police personnel to appropriate authorities, as such complaints will be treated accordingly and justice will be served.