IGP orders disciplinary action against officers that destroyed goods of lockdown violators
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has condemned the apparent unprofessionalism and highhandedness exhibited by the Police officers as shown in a trending video.
The video was posted by Ruggedman on his Twitter handle @RuggedyBaba showing police officers destroying bottles of beer in a bar that violated the sit-at-home order to curb the spread of Coronavirus [Covid-19].
“Why must we always destroy?” he asked.
He, then, admonished the police leadership to tell their men to just lock any property that’s erring and move on.
“Vandalism is not the order they were given by [Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwoolu],” he noted.
@PoliceNG @frankmbablog @ElkanaBala @AcpIshaku
WHY MUST WE ALWAYS DESTROY?
Please tell your men to just lock any property that's erring and move on. Vandalism is not the order they were given by @followlasg @jidesanwoolu
— RUGGEDMAN (@RuggedyBaba) March 26, 2020
Reacting, the police chief, therefore, directed the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Odumosu H. Olusegun to immediately investigate and commence disciplinary actions against the officers involved.
The IGP noted that we are now in extra-ordinary times – a global state of emergency.
“Police officers involved in the enforcement of restriction orders and other law enforcement functions must therefore exercise their discretionary powers with utmost sense of professionalism, compassion and respect for the citizens,” he noted.