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.