By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Consequent upon the banning of operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) from performing certain duties, the Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to hold any erring personnel liable for his unprofessional and unethical conduct.
Odumosu, who read the riot act during different meetings with operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Command, Area Commanders, Heads of Department and Divisional Police Officers, re-echoed the directives of the Inspector-General of Police on the ban.
The police public relations officer SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi gave the hint in a release made available to newsmen.
It reads, ” The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again warned officers and men of the command to totally comply with the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni, on the mode of operations of the FSARS and other tactical units.
The Commissiner of Police, at different meetings with the Area Commanders, Heads of Department, Divisional Police Officers and SARS operatives in Lagos State, re-echoed the directives of the Inspector-General of Police and vowed to cause every officer liable for his unprofessional and unethical conducts.
He reaffirmed the Standard Operating Procedure(SOP) for the SARS and other tactical units, as approved and circulated by the office of the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, to lecture and hint them of his determination to arrest and prosecute any police personnel who flouts the directives in Lagos State.
In addition, CP Hakeem Odumosu asserted that he shall hold all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers vicariously accountable for disobedience to the IGP’s directives, which are being domesticated in Lagos State, in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
At the meetings held in the Conference Hall, GRA, Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, was accompanied and assisted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operarions, DCP Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commisioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Yetunde Longe and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State, DCP Tunji Disu, who also warned the officers and men in the command to comply strictly with the IGP’s directives.
The Police boss however appealed to the general public to collaborate with the police in the fight against police brutality, harassment, incivility and extortion in Lagos State”.