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Two hundred and thirty-three policemen have been arrested for
corruption related offences in the past one year

Imohimi Edgal, Lagos state commissioner of police, made this known on Sunday, December 9

Edgal said sixteen of them have been dismissed, one policeman charged
to court, 26 have been reduced in rank and 190 of them have gotten
major entries in their files.

The Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, on Sunday,
December 9, declared that about 233 policemen have been arrested for
corruption related offences in the past one year. Edgal said 16 were dismissed, 26 demoted, one charged to court and 190 served severe punishments with the offences documented in their service files.
It was gathered that he made this known at the anti-Corruption Day
with the theme: “Tackling corruption through collective responsibility.”
organised by the Centre for Change.

He said: “In the last one year, 233 policemen have been arrested and
tried for corrupt practices. Sixteen of them have been dismissed, one
policeman charged to court, 26 have been reduced in rank and 190 of
them have gotten major entries in their files.
“Others were given punishment relating to minor entries and fatigue to
act as a deterrent to others. We will continue to partner every other group to fight corruption.”

Edgal, who was recognised by the centre as the anti corruption champion, said he felt honoured that people were watching and taking
note of his actions.
The founder of the centre, Joe Okei-Odumakin, said Nigeria was
bleeding under the heavyweight of corruption.

Okei-Odumakin said: “It is either we kill corruption or corruption kills
us. It is also certain that all institutions must be strengthened and that
there should be synergy.
”This is why you will find out that the Police as an institution remains
the lubricant for the survival of our great country.
“Talk is very cheap; it is extremely easy for us to continue to talk about
corruption. But to act and also ensure that we fight that cancer, there
should be no game place. This is why this synergy is very important for
us today.”
Meanwhile, it was reported that the Lagos state commissioner of
police, Edgal Imohimi, warned that jail awaits anyone who abuses the rights of a child, women and the vulnerable in Lagos.

The commissioner gave the warning on Thursday, January 4, at No 12
Baderin street in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, where he had gone to rescue
an 11-year-old child locked up in a poorly ventilated apartment without
food.

Source: UCJNEWS2C2i1Is

Post Author: Abdul'Hakeem Ogundipe

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