The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday warned that “any policeman who carries out operational duties in mufti will be sanctioned.”
Imohimi stated this at the 3rd Stakeholders’ Security Meeting on Security Policing, organised by the Area ‘D’ Command, Mushin, with the theme: ‘Policing the Community by the Community.’
He revealed that two officers, who allegedly assaulted a lawyer last week in Ikoyi area of Lagos, would be demoted in ranks, for wearing plain clothes to effect the arrest of the legal practitioner.
The police boss, however, stated that only certain policemen, were allowed to wear jackets with the inscriptions of their units on them.
Imohimi said: “Henceforth, no policeman should carry out operational duties in Lagos in mufti without police uniform. The only units allowed to wear jackets with the inscription of his unit on it are the Anti Cultism unit, Anti Kidnapping unit, RAIDER; and the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS.
“Every other policeman on operational duties must be in uniform. They will only be in mufti only if they are attached to the investigation unit of the command.
“We don’t want any policeman to cause us any embarrassment.”