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Lagos Police Command fires ten officers

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The Police Command in Lagos has booted out 10 police officers for various offences.

The information was signed and released to newsmen by the  command’s spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

He said that the purpose of the dismissal is to entrench discipline and good characters among the rank and file of the force.

He added that the state command sacked  10 personnel and reduced the ranks of others for various offences

.“Others were awarded extra fatigue, while 16 of the men were discharged and acquitted for want of evidence.

“The personnel tried in the orderly room proceedings, conducted at various locations in Lagos state, included 45 inspectors,” he said.

“It is important to state that some of the affected personnel were attached to the Police Command, while others were serving at various police formations within Lagos State.

“The trials were instituted based on series of complaints levelled against them.

“According to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations, punishments were awarded according to the magnitude of offences committed by the police personnel,” he said.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to sanitize the command .

.“Odumosu wishes to reiterate that police personnel are held accountable for their actions and inactions.

“He, therefore, appeals to the general public to report any misconduct of police personnel to appropriate authorities, as such will be treated accordingly and justice will be done.

“Odumosu also charges officers and men of the command to be thorough and professional in their day-to-day activities, assuring them of reform and better standards in the police, as being championed by the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu,” Adejobi said