Arresting Young People For Indecent Dressing, Tattoos Is A Criminal Act – Lagos CP

Arresting Young People For Indecent Dressing, Tattoos Is A Criminal Act – Lagos CP
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has revealed that no police officer has the right to stop people on the road and search their mobile phones.
He described it as a an infringement of the law and a punishable offence. 

Odumosu revealed this on Lagos Television’s programme ‘Owurolawa’. While speaking in Yoruba, he said it is a criminal act for policemen to arrest young people for indecent dressing, dreadlocks or having tattoos on their bodies, saying any policeman who engages in that will be severely punished.

He said people are free to live their lives the way they want as long as they don’t violate the law.

According to him, since the assumption of office, over 20 policemen have been arrested and detained for committing one offence or another.

We will not condone any act of indiscipline from policemen. Any policeman who violates the law will be severely punished. The law that applies to citizens also applies to policemen”.

The law that says motorists must not drive against oncoming traffic also applies to policemen. Any policemen or soldier that drives against traffic will be arrested

If you see any policeman doing anything contrary to the law, my phone numbers are available. Just put a call through and we will act promptly on it” he said.

The CP who also said anyone using explosives and firecrackers during the Yuletide will be arrested said he can be reached directly on 08169589826.

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