The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has read the riot act to policemen in the command who have not been performing their statutory duties as expected to go back to duty or be declared deserters.
The CP noted that after the #Endsars violence that wreaked havoc in State, some policemen have refused to go back to duty or are not doing their duty as expected even after words of encouragement and appeal by the Inspector–General of Police Mr. Mohammed Adamu and the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide San-wolu.
He has therefore ordered the policemen to go back to duty or risk his wrath.
Odumosu gave the warning during a general security meeting with his management team; Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and Heads of Departments at the State Command Headquarters, GRA, Ikeja.
In a Statement by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said:” The police boss noted that there is no reason or excuse for any policeman to be absent or indolent on duty despite the words of encouragement, solidarity and supports from the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and well-meaning Nigerians, including our wives and mothers, the Police Officers Wives Association.
‘CP Hakeem Odumosu emphasized the need for police officers and men in Lagos State to rise up to the security challenges in the state particular during the ember months that is usually characterized by crimes and social vices. He further stated that the command will not condone any act of negligence, indolence, and complacency from any police personnel. The Commissioner of Police insisted that we can not handle the security of Lagos State with levity.
“He, therefore, warned the Area Commanders, DPOs, and Heads of Departments to henceforth book and declare any policeman who fails to report to duty a deserter; and to be dealt with according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations.
“In his message to the general public, the police chief appealed to all and sundry to support the police and collectively fight crimes and criminality in the state”.