By: Okosun Dennis
The Commissiner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu on Monday met with Area Commanders, Heads of Department, Divisional Police Officers and SARS operatives in Lagos State with a view to strictly implementing Inspector General of Police directives on Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
While re-echoing the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, he vowed to punish every officer liable for his unprofessional and unethical conducts.
However, he enjoined officers and men of the command to totally comply with the directives on the mode of operations of the FSARS and other tactical units.
In a statement signed by the Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi reaffirmed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the SARS and other tactical units, as approved and circulated by the office of the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, to lecture and hint them of his determination to arrest and prosecute any police personnel who flouts the directives in Lagos State.
In addition, CP Hakeem Odumosu asserted that he shall hold all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers vicariously accountable for disobedience to the IGP’s directives, which are being domesticated in Lagos State, in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
At the meetings held in the Conference Hall, GRA, Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, was accompanied and assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operarions, DCP Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commisioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Yetunde Longe and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State, DCP Tunji Disu, who also warned the officers and men in the command to comply strictly with the IGP’s directives.
The Police boss however appealed to the general public to collaborate with the police in the fight against police brutality, harassment, incivility and extortion in Lagos State.