The Lagos state police have said those involved in the viral video showing unprofessional conduct on social media have been apprehended and are subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings.
Social media was awash with criticism about men of Rapid Respond Squad (RRS), following their conduct showing how they were destroying crate of beverage bottles belonging to a shop owner which sparked much of misgivings on social media, coming with lots of negative reaction.
Responding to the developments, the Lagos state commissioner of police, cp Hakeem Odumosu said he was saddened with the apparent unprofessional conduct exhibited by some police officers identified as men of rapid response squad in a trending video and has ordered for their immediate arrest and investigation.
A statement from the Lagos state police public relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana, said that personnel had been subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as orderly room trial at the provost department at the command headquarters to serve as a deterrent to others.
Elkana said their conduct is totally condemned as it fell short of our professional standard and rules of engagement adding that those police officers involved in the enforcement of restriction orders across the state are further warned to exercise their discretionary powers with utmost professionalism, compassion and respect for the right of citizens.
His word: "the commissioner of police affirms his stance on zero tolerance for impunity by some police officers"
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