Ambode Seeks Redeployment of Police Officers Following Unauthorized Raids

Following the raid conducted in parts of Lagos State last week Friday by officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has sent a formal request to the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni seeking the redeployment of some officers involved in the raid. The raid conducted by the affected officers lead to a rough treatment and arrests of innocent citizens.

Ambode’s request for the redeployment of the officers was contained in a statement issued yesterday, Tuesday, September 6, 2016, by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.  The Governor sought the immediate redeployment of several of the taskforce officers from the unit and possibly from the state over what he termed “unacceptable conduct.”

The statement issued by the Governor stated that the “request became necessary in order to checkmate the reoccurrence of last weekend’s unauthorized raid and indiscriminate arrest of citizens who were out to have fun on Friday night.”

Commenting on the development, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde disclosed that “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.”

He however reiterated the State Government’s commitment towards providing a safe, secure and friendly environment where every law-abiding citizen can go about his or her businesses and activities without fear of being molested, harassed or intimidated by anyone.

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