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Wednesday , 18 July 2018

Police dismiss 9, demote 25, punish 60 in Lagos

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

The command stated that 25 other cops were demoted for offences bordering on drunkenness, gross insubordination and incivility, among others.

The police, however, did not reveal the names of the erring cops and declined our correspondent’s request for their identities.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, in a statement on Tuesday, said 60 rank-and-file policemen also faced disciplinary action for misconduct.

The statement read, “In keeping with the promise he made to the 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.

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

“Twenty five were reduced in ranks for offences ranging from gross insubordination, drunkenness, incivility to members of the public and leaving beats.

“A total of 60 inspectors and rank-and-file policemen were punished for major and minor offences.”

The statement quoted the CP, Edgal Imohimi, as saying the punishment would serve as a deterrent to other policemen who might want to “toe the path of ignominy.”

“The CP added that officers who played by the rules would be encouraged,” the statement added

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