Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command has ordered the immediate orderly room trial of a police officer pictured extorting money from a motorcyclist in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos.
Recall that Inspector Joseph Dike, attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State, went viral after he was captured extorting a motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point, Aguda, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on 22nd September 2020.
A trial has been ordered by the Police barely a day after the incident on Wednesday, September 23.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
The Commissioner of Police has also ordered the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command to circulate a strong-worded signal, warning all police personnel in the command to desist from corrupt practices, extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment to members of the public by using sticks or horse whip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty, as such will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.”
Adejobi added in the statement that “the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in addition, warned senior police officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts are strictly complied with.”
The Police boss went on to assure the general public of his determination to have” that required and people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.”