All of the officers assigned to the Ajah police station in Lagos State have been transferred out of the division, according to the Lagos State Police Command.
On Monday, Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, made the disclosure via a series of tweets.
In response to a report that was also published on Monday by The PUNCH about Ajah police officers who were caught drinking while abandoning their duties, Hundeyin thanked the newspaper for the exposé and urged residents to continue reporting any misconduct in order to improve the state’s police force.
He stated, “I can confirm that events have overtaken this publication.” CSP Adolf Ogwu, the new DPO in Ajah, had taken down all of the shanties around the police station earlier in the week.
In addition, the division’s entire staff has already been transferred, with replacements coming from other divisions, according to CP Abiodun Alabi, Lagos State Command Commissioner of Police. In a few days, this would fully materialize.
As is customary, we urge more residents of Lagos to report anything suspicious because doing so would result in improved policing for all. Keep in mind that safety is everyone’s business.
The increasing number of extra-judicial killings by police officers from the Ajiwe Police Division in Ajah, Lagos State, which residents and business owners also observed, may be attributed to the police officers’ regular alcohol abuse, according to investigations.
Residents of the area claim that the officers are always under the influence of alcohol when they are on patrol and on duty.
They suggested that this might be to blame for the recent murder of Bolanle Raheem, a pregnant lawyer, by Drambi Vandi, an attached Assistant Superintendent of Police.
Two weeks earlier, another resident, Gafaru Buraimoh, who was on his way to buy fuel, was shot to death by an inspector from the same division named Imeh Johnson.