The Lagos State Police Command has approved the dismissal of 10 police officers and demotion of 18 others on the grounds of professional misconducts.
The disciplinary action was contained in a statement issued by Muyiwa Adejobi, the State’s Police Public Relation Officer (PRO).
According to the PRO, the officers allegedly committed the offences between October 2019 and October 2020.
Speaking on the matter, the State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, noted that the decision to dismiss and penalise the officers were part of efforts to promote discipline and core values of policing in the Force.
“The Police Command has tried eighty-one (81) personnel for various criminal and disciplinary offences that were committed between October 2019 and October 2020, ranging from murder, discreditable conducts, excessive use of power, corrupt practices and negligence.
“The command has dismissed and prosecuted seven (7), while ten (10) personnel were dismissed. In addition, eighteen (18) of the men were reduced in ranks and twenty-nine (29) were awarded #10 naira major entries and warning letters accordingly. Others were awarded extra fatigue, while sixteen (16) of the men were discharged and acquitted for want of evidence.
“According to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations, punishments are awarded according to the magnitude of offences committed by police personnel,” he said.
Mr. Odumosu further urged Lagos residents to report any form of misconduct on the part of police personnel to appropriate authorities.