Lagos Police Vows To Deal With Those Behind This Photoshopped Image
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal has vowed to take legal action against those behind a photoshopped image of a policeman.
The CP also urged the general public to disregard the picture of a policeman bearing a banner on which was inscribed: ‘IS NOT OUR DUTY TO FIGHT BOKO HARAM. WE ARE NOT TRAINED TO’.
In a statement by Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PRO), the command said it is the handiwork of mischief makers to discredit the Force.
Read unedited statement below:
The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State has been drawn to the picture of a police officer bearing a banner on which was written “IS NOT OUR DUTY TO FIGHT BOKOHARAM, WE ARE NOT TRAINED TO” being circulated on the social media by mischief makers to discredit the Force.
To put issue in proper perspective, the Command hereby clarifies that the picture is that of CSP(as he then was) Yusuf Ajape, former DPO, Ago Okota Police station, taken on November 4, 2017, during the launch of “Change Begins With Me” anti corruption programme at the Police command headquarters, Ikeja.
The Command finds it bewildering, what gain is there for those behind the removal of the original message which was “BAIL IS FREE”, replacing it with a message that is clearly aimed at demoralising our gallant policemen combating the insurgents in the North-eastern part of the country.
Based on the development, the CP has activated the ICT department of the Command to, in collaboration with relevant bodies, fish out the people behind the misinformation for appropriate legal actions.
CSP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer
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