The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the immediate orderly room trial of one Inspector Joseph Dike, attached to Aguda Division of Lagos State.
The spokesman of the Command, Superintendent of Police Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed this in a statement.
Inspector Dike was caught in a widely circulated picture extorting a motorcyclist at Pako Pin-Down Point, Aguda, Lagos State, where he was posted on Stop and Search duty on Tuesday.
Adejobi said Odumosu has also ordered that strongly-worded signal be circulated to all personnel of the Command, warning them to desist from corrupt practices such as extortion, misuse of power, improper dressing and harassment of members of the public by using sticks or horsewhip.
He added that the violation of human rights and drunkenness on duty as such will attract severe reprimand or punishment according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations and other extant laws of Nigeria.
According to Adejobi, Odumosu, in addition, warned Senior Police Officers of the command to caution their men and ensure that his directives were carried out to the letters with a view to stopping these unprofessional and unethical conducts.
Odumosu assured the general public of his determination to have the required and people-oriented policing system in Lagos State.