The Lagos State Police Command has deployed 1,000 policemen to Edo State to augment men and officers already deployed by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu to provide adequate security at the Saturday, September scheduled Governorship election.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu who approved the deployment warned the officers and men to be of good conduct and exhibit professionalism in discharging their duties before, during and after the election.
‘The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State,CP Hakeem Odumosu, has deployed One Thousand officers and men for Edo Gubernatorial Election scheduled to hold on Saturday 19th September, 2020, to augment the men deployed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Abubakar Adamu for the national assignment’, the statement said.
‘The Commissioner of Police warned the officers and men from Lagos State Command to be of good conduct and exhibit professionalism in discharging their duties before, during and the election’, Adejobi stated.
The statement said Odumosu while addressing the men at the parade ground of the Police College, Ikeja, further reiterated the commitment of the Inspector-General of Police to sustain the core values of democracy in Nigeria via fair, free and credible elections.
The Police boss also dropped the hint on the welfare packages for police personnel detailed for the Edo special duty as approved by the Inspector-General of Police to encourage and boost their morales.
Penpushing further reports that,Odumosu, urged them(police team) to protect their lives and property and do away with any act that is capable of denting the image of the force and truncate peaceful conduct of the election in Edo State.