Lagos govt warns law enforcement officers against extortion, harassment

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The Lagos State Government has advised law enforcement officers to be professional and civil in their discharge of duties.

Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat gave the charge on Thursday at the passing out parade of 8,316 officers who just completed training.

They are operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS), Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) and Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC).

The parade was held at the Lagos Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) inside the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Center in Magodo.

The deputy governor warned the new officers against any form of harassment, arbitrariness and extortion.

“You must demonstrate professionalism and civility in the way and manner you relate with the people.

“This administration is irrevocably committed to upholding the tenets of the rule of law”, NAN quoted him saying.

Hamzat stressed that the government would not condone any form of illegality or misuse of power.

He assured that the administration would continue to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies with gadgets and equipment.

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