“Any police officer who wants to embark on patrol, stop and search, checking of information must be on official police uniform with identity cards conspicuously hanged on his or her chest”
The was the submission of the Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu after the inspector general of police Directive banning every routine activities of all its tactical squads while narrowing their operation of enforcement to anti kidnapping activities, robbery cases and other core operational duties.
In a statement Entitled FSARS Saga; Lagos Police Talks Though Vow To Jail Erring Police officers and that which was made available to Urban Express-News online through the Lagos State Police Public Relation officer Sp Olumuyiwa Adejobi said in compliance with the directive of the inspector general of police, IGP Adamu Mohammed on checkmating the excesses and sensitizing the anti-robbery squad and other tactical squads, the commissioner of police has vowed to arrest, dismiss and prosecute erring police officers and men who disobeyed the directives in Lagos state.
His word: “any anti robbery team or under any nomenclature from Lagos command or any formations within Lagos state, engaging in stop and search and any other low risk operations, like patrol and operating on mufti against the directive of the of the inspector general of police”.
The statement put further; that commissioner of police, Lagos state, Hakeem Odumosu had directed the area all area commanders, Divisional police officers in the state must discourage and kick against the use of commercial buses or unbranded vehicles for such operations except on surveillances or decoy, which must be approved personally by the commissioner of police.
While encouraging members of the public to report any ugly and unprofessional conducts of the police to command via bureau phone digits 09057597931, 09010512350,09010512348,09090003792.