By Misbau A. Lateef Although each belongs to different branch…
The Lagos State Police Command as issued a press release on the disciplinary measures taken against policemen who were accused of brutalising a man at China Town complex, Ojota, Lagos.
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OJOTA INCIDENT, THREE POLICE MEN DISMISSED/ HALF YEAR DISCIPLINARY RECORD
In keeping with its promise to regularly update Lagosians about the activities of the Command, the Lagos State Police Command, wishes to inform members of the public that the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal has dismissed the three police men, comprising of an inspector and two sergeants, who were alleged to have sprayed tear-gas on Mr. Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon which provoked severe asthmatic crisis in him. The incident took place at Chinese town, Ojota area of Lagos state.
The men whose names and service numbers are: (1) 220957 Inspector Momoh Sulaiman, (2) 429659 Sgt. Emmanuel Monday and (3) 434246 Sgt. Adamu Usman, were tried in an orderly room which commenced yesterday 09/06/2018 and were found guilty as charged. They were therefore dismissed and de-kitted accordingly. However, the dismissal proceeding of Inspector Momoh Sulaiman has been forwarded to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 for approval.
Similarly the Command wishes to use this medium to release its half year disciplinary record for the period spanning from January to June, 2018. The officers were tried in a properly constituted orderly room and were found guilty of various offences against discipline which earned them appropriate punishments depending on the charges against them.
Below is the breakdown of types of punishment awarded to deserving officers :
DISMISSAL = 8
REDUCTION IN RANK =4
MAJOR ENTRY =43
SEVERE REPRIMAND = 3
EXTRA FATIGUE =4
WARNING NOTICE = 28
DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED =5
TOTAL = 95
The Commissioner of Police, said that this would serve as a deterrent to other police men wishing to toe the path of infamy, that the Nigeria Police under the watch of the Inspector General of Police, have no room for them. He warned all serving police officers to be professional at all times in the discharge of their duties and shun corrupt practices.
SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Police Command.