Lagos CP Sacks 9 Police Officers, Demotes 25 Others

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The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi has sacked nine police officers for various offences ranging from corruption, disobedience to lawful order and falsehood.

He also demoted 25 other officers for offences ranging from gross insubordination, drunkenness, incivility to members of the public and leaving beat.

A statement issued by SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State on Tuesday added that 60 Inspectors and rank and files were awarded the punishments of major and minor entries.

According to the statement, “In keeping with the promise he made to the good people of Lagos state on assumption of office, that there will be no room for corrupt and indiscipline police officers under his watch; the Lagos State Police Command hereby releases to the general public the breakdown in figures, of police personnel punished for various disciplinary offences between the months of September and December 2017.

“Nine officers were dismissed for offences ranging from discreditable conduct, corrupt practice, disobedience to lawful order and falsehood.

“Twenty five were reduced in rank for offences ranging from gross insubordination, drunkenness, incivility to members of the public and leaving beat.

“A total of sixty (60) Inspectors and rank and files were awarded the punishments of Major and minor entries.”

According to Imohimi, the punishment handed down to the unruly officers should serve as deterrent to others who might wish to toe the path of ignominy.

He stated further that officers who played by the rules had nothing to fear and would be encouraged.

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