Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos state commissioner of police, has banned policemen attached to divisions in the state from wearing mufti while carrying out official duties.
Imohimi, who disclosed this on Thursday, threatened to sanction any policeman who violates the directive.
The CP gave the warning at the third Stakeholders Security Meeting on Community Policing organised by the Area ‘D’ Command, Mushin,
He, however, said only certain policemen would be allowed to wear jackets with the inscriptions of their units on them.
“Henceforth, no policeman should carry out operational duties in Lagos in mufti without police uniform. The only units allowed to wear jackets with the inscription of his unit on it are Anti-Cultism unit, Anti-Kidnapping unit, RAIDER and Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS). Every other policeman on operational duties must be in uniform.
“They would only be in mufti only if they are attached to the investigation unit of the command. We don’t want any policeman to cause us any embarrassment anymore.
"An example was that of the lawyer that was assaulted in Ikoyi recently by policemen who went there in T-shirts as FSARS. They will be reduced in ranks to serve as deterrent to others”.
He also admonished Lagosians to report any policeman in uniform found drinking beer in a restaurant during work hours."