Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni is currently on red alert on the cases of erring Police Officers who have been denting the image of the Nigeria Police Force as they go about their official duties in the State. He stated that if they do not stop their illegal activities, it will get them out of job as he will expose them all.
In his speech during a lecture on Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officers at the Police Officers’ Wives’ Association (POWA) Hall, Ikeja., Owoseni called out high ranking officers such as Divisional Police Officers who usually direct junior officers to collect bribe to either stop the practice or he will publish their names.
He said, “I am tired of hearing about shooting or killing of innocent persons. No one has the right to take another man’s life. It is only God that has the right to take life. It is your responsibility as a DPO to know those who are collecting bribe under you. If you refuse to stop them, they will stop you from being a DPO.
“It is embarrassing to see policemen collecting bribes and chasing yahoo yahoo boys for a DPO. I would not cover any DPO. I will expose you. Just leave Lagos before I get to your station. I cannot share out of your misconduct. I will give your photographs and details to journalists to expose you.”
CP Owoseni also revealed his shock when he learnt that some highly placed Police officers were on the pay roll of unnamed fraudsters. He immediately place curses on all of them as he ran riot on all of them.
“I am shocked to hear that some Area Commanders and DPOs are on the pay rolls of fraudsters. I am investigating. Just pray that I don’t get you. Just know that you are causing pains for taxpayers if you are intimidating them and collecting bribe from criminals. It is a curse to build a house with the money. The building would collapse on your head. Some of you even take people to the bank to collect money. If you train your children with the money, they won’t be useful to you.
“If those who were in the force before us bastardized it, we would not have the opportunity to be enlisted in the police. I am tired of pleading with police victims because you are doing what you are not supposed to do. Remember, one day, you are going to die and give account to your creator.”
While speaking on the activities of SARS officials, Owoseni warned them to thread softly and use the case of a DPO currently in detention over unlawful killing of a fashion designer. He also called out all DPOs located in Ikorodu to do the needful on the dread Baddoo group which have been terrorising the community.
He further siad, “Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) should take note. I will not tolerate any act of indiscipline. Learn a lesson from DPO Ijeshatedo, who shot dead a fashion designer. He is in our custody and we are compiling charges against him. He would soon be arraigned in court.
“All DPOs in Ikorodu should use all resources within their disposals to fish out Badoo cult group that has been causing havoc in the community. I am giving you all 48 hours to decongest your cells. Nobody should be detained more than 48 hours. I will conduct checks on the cells,” he said.