The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a policeman harassing a motorist in a viral video over a tinted glass permit that has been suspended.
The command, which discloses the name of the policeman as Inspector Dele Reuben, noted that Reuben is undergoing disciplinary procedures at the State Headquarters, Ikeja.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who said this on Friday, added that his arrest followed the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, that the errant officer be identified, arrested, and decisively dealt with.
“The Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that Inspector Dele Reuben, the officer captured on video harassing a motorist for the now-suspended tinted glasses permit, has been apprehended and is currently undergoing disciplinary procedures at the State Headquarters, Ikeja.
“It is pertinent to reiterate that issuance of tinted glasses permit remains suspended by the Force Management to enable an upgrade of the tinted glasses permit portal. In effect, while all existing tinted glasses permit remain valid, issuance of new permits is yet to resume,” the PPRO said.
According to Hundeyin, Alabi has further reiterated to his officer and men his zero tolerance for harassment, extortion and abuse of rights of citizens.
He said the CP equally assured the public that the Lagos State Police Command under his watch will continually strengthen its internal disciplinary mechanisms.