Lagos demands transfer of policemen over illegal raid

The Lagos State Government has told the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, to move out some policemen attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit.

NAIJANEWSROOM gathered that the request followed last Friday’s raids in different parts of Lagos by the affected policemen, which involved rough treatment and arrests of innocent citizens.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, on Tuesday said the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, wanted an immediate redeployment of the officers from the unit and possibly from the state over the “unacceptable conduct.”

Ayorinde said, “The request became necessary in order to checkmate the recurrence of the unathorised raid.

“Preliminary investigation showed that the unauthorised raid was carried out with the knowledge of the second-in-command to the task force Chairman, SP Taiwo Adeoluwa, without the approval of the Chairman, SP Saheed Egbeyemi.

“The conduct of the affected officers is not in tandem with the vision of Lagos State Government. Their conduct is also unbecoming of officers who are expected to protect the citizenry.”

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