Hakeem Odumosu, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, has ordered the immediate orderly room trial of a police officer pictured extorting money from a commercial motorcyclist in Aguda, Surulere area of the state.
The picture of the officer, identified as Inspector Joseph Dike, attached to Aguda Division, went viral after he was caught extorting the okada rider at Pako pin-down point, Aguda, where he was posted on stop and search duty on September 22, 2020.
A statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that “the Commissioner of Police has also ordered the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command to circulate a strong-worded signal, warning all police personnel in the command to desist from corrupt practices, extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment to members of the public by using sticks or horse whip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty, as such will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.”
Adejobi added in the statement that, “the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in addition, warned senior police officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts are strictly complied with.”
The police boss assure members of the public, of his determination to have” that required and people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.”