The new Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, is taking nothing for granted as he orders the arrest of three officers caught extorting money from motorists along Surulere area of Lagos.
The command Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who issued a statement, said the CP also ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration of the command to issue a query to the divisional police-officer in charge of the area.
The Statement went further to say the Commissioner has also sent a report on the conduct of the senior officer to the higher authorities for failing to monitor his men properly.
The CP orders henceforth only heads of departments, area commanders and divisional directly in-charge of their departments or stations are allowed to sign a detention order in the command.
Imohimi also warns that the force will no longer tolerate unnecessary detentions of citizens.
“It has become very vital for all officers and men in Lagos state police command to adhere these instructions and on no account will the fundamental rights of the citizens of Lagos be trampled upon under my watch,” the statement quoted Mr. Imohimi as saying.