2019: Take directives only from electoral officers, Lagos CP advises men

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Imohimin Edgal, on Monday warned officers and men of the Command that none of them must be found wanting during the 2019 general elections.

Edgal spoke during a capacity-building workshop for senior police officers in Lagos, in preparation for the general elections.

He charged the officers and men to be neutral and professional during the elections.

The police commissioner said that all the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers must take the knowledge gained during the workshop to their men, warning that no issue should be taken for granted.

“It is my desire for my men to always improve on service delivery, and you can only give what you have.

“I am always ready to partner with any group willing to train my men, particularly as elections time is near.

“The officers and men must do the right things at the right time. During the elections, you must give a level playing ground to all stakeholders.

“No police officer in Lagos State should be found wanting during the elections,” Edgal said.

The police commissioner advised his men to watch and listen to electoral officers posted to different units during elections.

“On election days, it is the presiding officer that determines what constitutes electoral offences.

“The presiding officer is the boss at the polling unit.

“ The police must take directive from such officer on whom to arrest if any electoral offences have been committed.

“Police should not take directive from members of the public while providing security on election days,” he said.


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