The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that all the policemen attached to the Ajah police station in Lagos State have been transferred out of the division.
State police public relations officer Benjamin Hundeyin made the disclosure in a series of tweets Monday.
Hundeyin, who was reacting to a report published by the punch Also Monday about Ajah police officers caught drinking while leaving duty, he thanked the newspaper for the exposure and urged residents to continue to report any noted misconduct in order to improve the police force in the state.
He said: “I can confirm that this publication has been overtaken by events. The new DPO Ajah, CSP Adolf Ogwu, had dismantled all the shacks around the police station earlier in the week.
“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has already effected the transfer of ALL division personnel, with replacement from other divisions. This would fully materialize in a couple of days.
“While we appreciate @MobilePunch for the exposure, we encourage more Lagos residents to, as usual, say something every time they see something, as this would translate to a better police experience for everyone. Remember, safety is everyone’s business.”
investigations by PUNCH Subway had shown that police officers attached to Ajiwe Police Division, Ajah, Lagos State, regularly abuse alcohol, which may be responsible for the increasing rate of extrajudicial killings by station police officers, as residents and business owners also watched the trend.
According to residents of the area, the police officers are always under the influence of alcohol while on duty and patrolling.
They said this could be responsible for the recent murder of a pregnant lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, by a police deputy superintendent, Drambi Vandi, who was attached to the station.
Two weeks earlier, an inspector, Imeh Johnson, attached to the same division, also shot dead another resident, Gafaru Buraimoh, who was on his way to buy fuel.