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Lagos Police dismiss three personnel for unlawful acts

…. Says 95 personnel have so far been tried with different degree of punishment.

Joy Anyim

The Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal said the three policemen who were alleged to have sprayed tear-gas on one Mr. Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon which provoked severe asthmatic crisis in him have been dismissed.

The incident which took place at Chinese town, Ojota area of Lagos State on Friday was said to have been reported to the Commissioner of Police who immediately activated the Command X-Squad section in collaboration with the Divisional Police Officer, Ogudu Division, CSP Gbenga Olorunfemi, to fish out the policemen involved in matter.

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 arrested, tried and subsequently dismissed for the misconduct.

In his statement, Edgal said, “In keeping with our 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 three policemen 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.”

Edgal further gave a breakdown of the disciplinary record of the command spanning from January to June, 2018.

He noted that 92 officers were tried within the period.

He said, ” They 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.”

Giving the breakdown of types of punishment awarded to deserving officers he said, 8 personnel were Dismissed, 4 got rank reduction, 43 got major entry.

Severe reprimand were 3, 4 had extra fatigue, 28 got warning notice, while 5 were discharged and acquainted.

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.

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