In a bid to be closer to the residents, the Lagos state police command has released phone numbers of senior officers and divisional police officers (DPO) in the state.
The phone number (08065668179) of the state commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, is among those released to the public, The Cable reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the command also shared toll-free lines to report the emergency cases in the state.
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The channel named Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM and located in Abuja was commissioned by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, as a legacy project of the Force within the past two years.
It is believed this will help bring the police closer to the people and bolster partnership and a good working relationship.
In another related development, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that Nigerians need a police force they can trust at a time when insecurity is on the increase.
Gbajabiamila on Thursday, March 25, noted that in light of such a crying need, the government will begin a weeding process in the force so as to get rid of what he described as bad eggs.
He made this known while convening a public hearing on a bill to repeal and re-enact the Police Service Commission (PSC) bill.
In other news, the Kano state police command has honoured two officers, Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari who rejected one million Naira offered them as a bribe.
The state commissioner of police, Sama’ila Dikko, called on other officers to emulate their example.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement by the police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, on Friday, March 26, said the honest officers were serving on the task force of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in the state when they were offered the bribe