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Hakeem Odumosu

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the state to enforce all COVID-19 protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Taskforce and Lagos State government.

The police boss gave the order on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 while addressing the Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, amidst COVID-19 protocols.

The Commissioner of Police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, Bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of infrared thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between 12 midnight and 4am.

He further ordered that all Area Commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command.

He noted that COVID-19 was real and everyone must do everything possible within to halt its spread.

In the same vein, Odumosu warned the Area Commanders and DPOs to adequately supervise their men for good service delivery and kick against incivility, drunkenness, excessive or misuse of power, accidental discharge, extortion and other inappropriate behaviours.

“Anyone found wanting will be heavily sanctioned within the ambit of the law,” he said.

In the spirit of the season, the police boss admonished the general public to be law-abiding, support security agencies for effective policing of the state and stay safe at all times.