A police officer pictured extorting money from a motorcyclist in Aguda, Surulere, Lagos is in serious trouble after the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu ordered the immediate orderly room trial of the officer.
Inspector Joseph Dike, attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State, went viral after he was captured extorting a motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point, Aguda, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on 22nd September 2020.
On Wednesday, September 23, Just one day after the incident, the police chief ordered a trial.
A statement signed by the Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that “the Commissioner of Police has also ordered the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command to circulate a strong-worded signal, warning all police personnel in the command to desist from corrupt practices, extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing, harassment to members of the public by using sticks or horse whip, violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty, as such will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.”
Adejobi added in the statement that “the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in addition, warned senior police officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts are strictly complied with.”
The Police boss went on to assure the general public of his determination to have “that required and people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.”