Ambode Seeks Policemen Redeployment Over Unauthorized Raid


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday asked the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, to redeploy some police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit.

The request followed last Friday’s raids in different parts of Lagos by officers of the taskforce, leading to a rough treatment and arrests of innocent citizens.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the governor sought an immediate redeployment of several of the task force officers from the unit and possibly from the state over what he called “unacceptable conduct.”

Ayorinde said the request was necessary in order to prevent a reoccurrence of last weekend’s unauthorized raid and indiscriminate arrest of citizens who were out to have fun on Friday night.

According to the commissioner, preliminary investigation showed that the unauthorized raid was carried out with the knowledge of the Taskforce second in command, SP Taiwo Adeoluwa, without the approval of the Chairman, SP. Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi.

“The conduct of the affected officers is not in tandem with the vision of Lagos State Government and is therefore condemnable. Their conduct is also unbecoming of officers who are expected to protect the citizenry and ensure that citizens and visitors find every part of the state safe and conducive enough not only on Friday nights but every day.”

The commissioner added that governor Ambode’s massive investments in security and “Light Up Lagos” Project was meant to create a 24-7 economy that encourages businesses to thrive.

He said the government would not fold its arms and watch any overzealous officer derail the vision that has earned the government applause.

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