65 Policemen Arrested for Various Offences in Lagos


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni has said no fewer than 65 police personnel have been arrested for various offences in the last one month. Owoseni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the arrests were made in different parts of the state by the Anti-Extortionist Squad in the command.

The Lagos police boss said the action was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police (IG) on zero tolerance to corruption and unprofessional conduct in the force. Owoseni said the squad arrested 33 persons as at August 8, 12 more as at August 24, and another 20 by September 8. “Some of them have been recommended for dismissal; some to be demoted in ranks. Those involved in unlawful killing have been charged to court for murder. “Some others are undergoing departmental orderly room trials.

There is no place for corrupt and unprofessional police in Lagos command,” he said. As part of efforts to ensure that officers in Lagos keep to the ethics of the force, Owoseni said he embarked on re-orentation and retraining. He said 75 constables had undergone training in arms handling at the Ikeja Police College, in a move to check accidental discharge.