Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the immediate orderly room trial of Inspector Joseph Dike attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State on Wednesday.
The inspector had been caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point, Aguda, Lagos State, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on September 22, 2020.
In a statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, he said the police chief exhibited his zero tolerance for corruption by ordering the inspector’s trial.
In the same vein, the Commissioner of Police was also said to have ordered Adejobi 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.
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 however assured the general public of his determination to ensure a people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.