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Lagos CP wants ex-SARS operatives to key into reforms

Mr. Adejobi said that the police chief charged the senior officers of the command to always supervise their men.

• November 2, 2020
Mohammed Adamu
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu (Photo Credit: @policeNG)

The Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu on Monday advised operatives of the disbanded SARS unit to realign with the reorganisation being carried out by the police hierarchy in Abuja.

Mr. Odumosu made the call while flagging off the debriefing and medical evaluation exercise for SARS operatives and other tactical units in Lagos State Command, according to Muyiwa Adejobi, the command’s spokesman.

Mr. Adejobi said that the event took place at the Area F Command Hall, GRA Ikeja.

The exercise, which is on the order of the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, will end on Nov. 4.

“Odumosu informed police officers of the commitment of the IGP to changing the psyche of the operatives and preparing them for better police duties which is entirely different from their previous duties,” Mr. Adejobi said. “The commissioner admonished the operatives to key into the ongoing reform agenda of the IGP in the Nigeria Police Force, as such is sine-qua-none to having people-oriented policing in the country.”

The police spokesman said that the course outline for the debriefing exercise includes Public Relations Principles, Concept of Community Policing, Standard Operating Procedure of the Nigeria Police Force, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

“This is aimed at handling the EndSars experience, challenges, hopes and aspiration as well as the way forward.

“These topics will be handled by scholars from various fields, and the medical evaluation conducted include Urinalysis, Toxicology, Fasting, Random Blood Sugar test and psychological test,” he said.

Mr. Adejobi said that the police chief charged the senior officers of the command to always supervise their men posted on duty at various locations across the state.


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