The Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan, Lagos have confirmed that mental evaluation would be carried out on all armed policemen.
The Assistant Inspector-General for Zone 2, CP Abdulmajid Ali said that the test would be done to maintain standards in the handling of firearms, and police activities in Lagos and Ogun states, the two states that Zone 2 covers.
The Police medical team arrived from Abuja and were received by the AIG Ali and he confirmed that the purpose for their visit was to make arrangements for the exercise. He emphasized that the test would assist in promoting principles of people-oriented policing as directed by the Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris.
“Units such as the Police Mobile Force and the Special Anti-Robbery Squads are to attend a workshop which will mark the beginning of the medical exercise,” he added.
The medical team from Abuja comprised of experts and trained psychiatrists from the police medical department and the Melville Healthcare Centre in Abuja. The team was led by the AIG Medical, Stella Akintade.