- A video has captured the moment the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, warned officers not to tell him sorry over the death of his mother
- Hakeem said he would detain anyone who tells him sorry, offering that they tell him congratulations instead
- According to the police boss, this is because his mum who died at the age of 88 lived a fulfilled life
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, warned officers that they risked being detained if they tell him sorry following the demise of his mother.
Hakeem's mother, Alhaja Sikirat Odumosu, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, September 2 at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo, aged 88.
Hakeem gives reasons why he should be congratulated over mum's demise
In a video shared by @famousblogng on Instagram, the commissioner stated that he is ok with being congratulated as his mum was well-lived.
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Hakeem, explaining what he meant, said his mother didn't die in poverty but enjoyed life. He added that she had 28 great grandchildren and outlived the maximum age given in the Bible and Quran.
"...I don't want to hear sorry... Tell me congratulations because my mother did not die in poverty or in vain.
"It is congratulations. If you tell me sorry I go detain you o," he said to which the officers burst into laughter.
He advised the officers to take care of their parents stressing that it is the right thing for children to bury their parents and not the other way round.
Social media reacts
"Even if you don’t like him, listen to that part that he said’ take care of your parents. Y’all are here rolling your frog eyes smh.."
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"Who else notice, all Naija police boss always have same voice? Bribes don choak their throat"
"Yes ooooo....its a lesson for everyone to take good care of his or her parents."
"They should salute him not bow as their boss. Nigerians mixing tradition and religion in work ethics. Congratulations anyways."
Lagos CP orders 24-hour stop and search in Lekki
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos commissioner of police had ordered a 24-hour stop and search in Lekki.
This directive was contained in a statement on Monday, August 16, by the Lagos state police command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, titled,’ Re: Robbers Disgusing As Beggars to take Over Lekki, Ajah Residents cry out’.
Ajisebutu revealed that area commanders, divisional police officers, field and tactical commanders have been ordered to also reinforce police presence in the axis.
The Cable reported that residents of the state were encouraged to alert the state police command control room whenever there are breaches in security.