The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the ‘X’ Squad of the Command to arrest three Police officers, who were reportedly caught extorting motorists in Surulere area of the state.
According to Vanguard reports, the spokesperson for the Command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the Mr Imohimi has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration of the Command to issue a query to the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the affected area.
According to the statement, the Police Commissioner said the senior officers of the command would be sent to higher authorities for poor supervision of his subordinate officers.
The commissioner also ordered that, henceforth, only heads of departments, area commanders and divisional police officers, who are directly in charge of their departments or stations, are allowed to sign a detention order in the command.
The statement said the command will no longer tolerate unnecessary detention of citizens.
lmohimi said, “It has become very vital for all officers and men in Lagos State Police Command to adhere strictly to these instructions and on no account will the fundamental rights of the citizens be trampled upon under my watch.”