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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Lagos Police Command Dismisses 9 Officers, Demotes 20 Others

Lagos Police Command Dismisses 9 Officers, Demotes 20 Others

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In order to rid the police of bad eggs, the Lagos state police under the leadership of Imohimi Edgar has taken disciplinary action against its officers.

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The Lagos State Police Command has announced the dismissal of nine policemen found guilty of various offences.

The Command also revealed that 20 others were demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility and drunkenness, among others.

Read the Press Release below:

LAGOS STATE POLICE COMMAND DISCIPLINARY SCORECARD FROM SEPTEMBER---DECEMBER 2017.

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 indisciplined 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:

Nine(9) officers were dismissed for offences ranging from discreditable conduct, corrupt practice, disobedience to lawful order and falsehood. Twenty five(25) were reduced in rank for offences ranging from gross insubordination, drunkenness, incivility to members of the public and leaving beat.

A total of sixty (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 should serve as deterrent to others who may wish to toe the path of ignominy. He stated further that officers who play by the rules had nothing to fear and would be encouraged.

SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Police Command.

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