If other state commands would tolerate lawless policemen and officers, Lagos doesn’t not seem willing to do so any longer.

Lagos State police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal has again emphasized his resolve to stop giving light punishment to erring policemen since they will not hear word.

The warning came as he announced the dismissal of eight officers over “very serious criminal offences”, while six others were demoted in ranks.

“The days of police officers receiving slaps on the wrist for offences are gone. When you performed excellently well, you will receive a CP’s Commendation Letter.

“I am not happy punishing any officer, but that does not mean we should overlook unprofessional conducts.

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“When I resumed as CP Lagos, I discovered that the public had lost confidence in the police. I set up a Citizen Complaint Hot Centre with 10 mobile phone lines through which people can complain about the wrongs of our men.

“I have received many complaints. However, there is no way I would know all that my men are doing if nobody complained,” he said.

He said this at a forum on ‘Police Accountability and Presentation of Advocacy Materials’ at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja.

Edgal also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command.

He added that 58 other officers recorded major entries, six officers reprimanded, 28 officers got warning, four officers had extra fatigue, while five others were discharged for lack of evidences against them.

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