Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu will be visiting the Lagos State Police Command on Monday after a deadly month for residents of the coastal city in the hands of policemen.
As at the last count, four policemen had been dismissed for abuse of power and conducts unbecoming of officers with 41 others awarded various degree of punishments after Orderly Room Trial. The four dismissed policemen including Inspector Ogunyemi Olaleka who allegedly killed Kolade Johnson on March 31 were subsequently charged to court and remanded in prison custody.
Only on Sunday, the Lagos Police Command arrested a team of five policemen with the sixth suspect, Inspector Dania Ojo still at large over Saturday’s killing of 20-year old Ada Ifeanyi whose boyfriend, 32-year old Emmanuel Akomafuwa managed to survive the shooting incident.
The Acting IG is scheduled to address officers and men of the Command at the parade ground of the Police College Ikeja. MediaDimensions could not immediately confirm whether the police chief will visit the State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode and families of victims of the police shootings before returning to his base in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The visit to the Lagos State Police Command may also mark the start of the familiarisation tour of the 37 state commands in the country by the Acting IG. It has become a routine for any newly appointed police chief to visit state commands and meet with the state governors. It will be recalled that Mohammed Adamu was appointed Acting IG on January 15 with the country going into general elections barely one month after.