65 police officers arrested for extortion, murder in Lagos State | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

The Lagos state Anti-Extortionist Squad has clamped down on corrupt and trigger-happy policemen, arresting 65 of them for various offences in the past month

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said the squad arrested 33 persons as at August 8, 12 more as at August 24, and another 20 by September 8.

He said some of the arrested policemen have been recommended for dismissal, some are to be demoted, those involved in murder have been charged to court while some others involved in criminal offences are undergoing departmental orderly room trials.

"There is no place for corrupt and unprofessional po- lice in Lagos command,” he said adding that the action is in line with IG Ibrahim Idris' zero tolerance to corruption and unprofessional conduct in the force.

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