The Lagos State Commissioner of Police , Hakeem Odumosu, has said that the command will not condone policemen absconding from duty, directing senior officers to declare cops indulging in such act deserters .
Odumosu, during a general security meeting with divisional police officers , area commanders and heads of department on Friday in Ikeja , also said policemen who have been indolent after the # EndSARS
violence that wrecked havoc in Lagos State would be dealt with accordingly .
The CP in a statement by the command ’ s spokesperson , Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was the need for policemen and officers in the state to rise up to the security challenges in Lagos, particularly during the ‘ember months ’ when crime rate is usually high .
The statement tagged ‘ Ember months security : Lagos CP reads riot act to indolent officers ’ read in part , “ The police boss noted that there is no reason or excuse for any policeman to be absent or indolent on duty despite the words of encouragement , solidarity and support from the Inspector -General of Police , IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu , the Governor of Lagos State , Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu and well meaning Nigerians, including our wives and mothers , the Police Officers Wives Association .
“ He therefore warned the area commanders, DPOs and heads of department to henceforth book and declare any policeman who fails to report to duty a deserter and to deal with them according to the provisions of the Police Act and Regulations . ”