By: Okosun Dennis
Disturbed by cases of harassment and extortion by some poilce officers of members of the public, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has rolled out phone numbers of the Public Complaint Bureau of the command to call and report cases of such infractions.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi who released the numbers said the phone numbers would allow members of the public lodge complaints against police harassment, brutality and extortion.
CP Hakeem Odumosu appealed to the general public to contact the Command (Public Complaint Bureau) on the following numbers: 09057597931 (whatsApp), 09010512350 (OC PCB), 09010512348, 09090003792.
While restating his zero tolerance for unethical and inhuman conducts in the police, ordered all checkmating units in the command including Provost, X-Squad, CP Monitoring Team and Public Complaint Bureau (PCB), to wake up to their duties and arrest any policeman who deviates from the normal ethics and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Nigeria Police within Lagos State.
CP Odumosu, however, urged members of the public to always take the pains of identifying such policemen who harass, brutalise and extort them as Lagos State hosts many police formations aside from the Lagos State Command.
Reiterating that such identification is sine-qua-non to immediate investigation and disciplinary actions against the erring personnel.