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8 officers suspended by Neighbourhood watch for alleged torture

8 officers suspended by Neighbourhood watch for alleged torture

- The Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency has taken disciplinary action against eight of its officers

- The officers were suspended for allegedly torturing some students at the Surulere area of Lagos

- The chairman of the agency, Israel Ajao, said that the agency would not condone any act of indiscipline

Eight officers of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency have been suspended by the agency for allegedly torturing some students at the Surulere area of Lagos.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, May 16 by the chairman of the agency, Israel Ajao, while addressing divisional commanders and corps officers in the state, NAN reports.

Legit.ng notes that Ajao said: “The officers were also fighting in the public and inflicted injuries on a commercial motorcyclist."

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The chairman said that the agency had adopted tough measures to curb acts of indiscipline by officers, adding that there would be tough time for those who indulge in acts of indiscipline.

He warned that any act of misconduct or over-zealousness from officers would no longer be tolerated by the agency.

While commending officers of the agency who are of good character, Ajao called for cooperation from members of the public by reporting erring officers within their neighbourhood.

He called on residents to provide the organisation with useful information for the purpose of serving them better.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) urged the federal government to prevail on Governor Nyesom Wike not to sign the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Bill as passed by the Rivers state House of Assembly on February 15, 2018 into law.

The APC argued that the bill, if signed into law would violates the exclusivity of firearms to the federal government.

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Source: Legit.ng

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