Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has dismissd eight officers over “very serious criminal offences”, while six others were demoted in ranks.
Edgal, also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command.
He made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Forum on “Police Accountability and Presentation of Advocacy Materials at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja where he said that 58 other officers recorded major entries, six officers reprimanded, 28 officers got warning, four officers had extra fatigue, while five others were discharged for lack of evidences against them. .
. “The days of police officers receiving slaps on the wrist for offences are gone. When you performed excellently well, you will receive a CP’s Commendation Letter. I am not happy punishing any officer, but that does not mean we should overlook unprofessional conducts. .
When I resumed as CP Lagos, I discovered that the public had lost confidence in the police. I set up a Citizen Complaint Hot Centre with 10 mobile phone lines through which people can complain about the wrongs of our men. I have received many complaints. However, there is no way I would know all that my men are doing if nobody complained,” he said.