9 Policemen Dismissed In Lagos, 25 Demoted For Various Offences

9 Policemen Dismissed In Lagos, 25 Demoted For Various Offences

By Wires Editor | The Trent on January 4, 2018
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SARS Edgal Imohimi Lagos Police
Edgar Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (in black) in an undated photo

The Lagos State Police Command says it has dismissed nine policemen found culpable for various offences.

Twenty-five others were also demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility, and drunkenness.

Chike Oti, the spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

“In keeping with the promise he made to the good people of Lagos State on assumption of office that there will be no room for corrupt and undisciplined police officers under his watch, the Lagos state police command hereby releases to the general public the breakdown in figures, of police personnel punished for various disciplinary offences between the months of September and December 2017 as follows,” the statement read.

“Nine officers were dismissed for offences ranging from discreditable conduct, corrupt practices, disobedience to lawful order and falsehood.

“Twenty-five were reduced in rank for offences ranging from gross insubordination, drunkenness, incivility to members of the public and leaving (their) beat.

“A total of 60 inspectors and rank and files were awarded the punishments of major and minor entries.

“The Commissioner of Police said the punishments handed down to the unruly officers would serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to toe the path of ignominy.”

He said officers who play by the rules have nothing to fear and would be encouraged.

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