AIG Mbu orders arrest of 50 police officers for dressing shabbily

Joseph Mbu

Fifty policemen with the Lagos State Police Command are currently in detention for dressing shabbily to work.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Joseph Mbu, disclosed this to journalists in Abeokuta, shortly after meeting with officers of the Ogun State Command at Eleweran headquarters on Thursday.

The police boss said about 70 per cent of officers lack discipline and added that the offence of the erring police officers range from wearing dirty uniforms, bathroom slippers, carrying rifles while wearing mufti, amongst others.

He said such conducts are against the codes of conducts of the police.

‪Mr. Mbu, however expressed hope that the detained police officers would change for good within a month.

‪”What I have noticed is that there is much indiscipline among policemen. They dress anyhow. Come to Lagos, they are more than 50 in my cell,” he stated.

‪”They dress the way they like, they wear bathroom slippers, they wear mufti and carry rifles. This is not part of police work. They are in the cell already, they are being punished and I know my men, within the next one month, they will change,” Mr. Mbu said.

‪Mr. Mbu said the media made him popular.

“I wasn’t popular in Rivers State, you made me popular in Rivers State. I was popular in Oyo State, I was popular in Abuja when I was CP of FCT and when I was posted to zone 7,” he said.

‪”In Rivers State, you people were hearing one side of the story because the other party was richer. You were not hearing my own part of the story. You have not bothered to go to Oyo State to go and ask why I was successful in the state, why I was named the best CP by the House of Assembly,” he said.

Mr. Mbu has been in the news for controversial reasons, the latest being his remarks on Thursday that he will order his officers to kill 20 people in response, if any police personnel is killed during the 2015 elections.


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  • Ken

    This is the kind of leader we want in Nigeria. let us bring discipline

    • Ibraheem Aruna

      He might be the type you need. No good thinking leader tells his fellow citizens that he will order the murder of 20 innocent unarmed civilians if one of his men is killed. To assert that at this level of Nigeria`s development , that an AIG does not realise that protests, demonstrations are an essential part of a civil society speaks volume.

      • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

        you got his massage……… keep your weapons at home

        • Oweja

          The other innocent 19 to be killed with the lone gunman, … what weapons are they having on them?

    • Bobby

      Leader that will commit a higher level of crime to curb a crime?

    • Oweja

      You made me laugh Ken. I thought you said we don’t need draconian leader like GMB???

  • King Carlos

    Mbu will ‘defect’ to Lagos life and ‘betray’ Patience Jonathan.

    • taiwo

      keep on dreaming mumu

  • grace folarin

    infusing discipline in the police force is a good way to rebrand this nation. we should stop being known for the negative things. positive transformation is taking place in this regime and the police force shouldnt be first in line for this conversion. GEJ is working and so is his regime, let us keep in the office for another term. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Bobby

    Do you have any right to kill either wrongly or rightly. Do you know that nobody not even the President or your IG has that right to kill anybody except somebody condemned to death by a competent court. Mind you the case of Pen cinema DPO. Segun is still pending in court. If you or anybody on your authority kills in Lagos you will direly pay for it. I hate the way you talk. I doubt it if you have ever had any refresher course in modern policing. You are still living in 19th century. Anyway I hope you and other old pot tommy police officers will soon go for retirement and Nigeria will be better policed

  • chi boss

    Nice one…The primary role of any security operative of any country is to maintain law and order,protect the lives and properties of its citizens and also to maintain and ensure discipline in the minds of the people…A policeman represents the country’slaw and order he should always be neatly dressed and should be upand doing..#GEJISWORKING #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Majek tunde

    How will he decide who to kill

  • Sanmi Falae

    God help constables under the command of this Nightmare. He doesn’t even know the meaning of ‘popular’. Little wonder he places premium on appearance than character; and expects to get a disciplined police command without pre and in service training because he has probably embezzled funds dedicated for training.

  • Reality

    Mbu you are our man, go ahead.