The Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan, Lagos State, has stated that the three police officers who requested a tinted glass permit from motorists are currently undergoing trial for professional misconduct.
The Zonal Public Relations Officer (ZPRO), SP Tunni Ayuba, affirmed this information in a statement released on Wednesday in Lagos.
She specified that the involved officers, ASP Kenedy Ereoah, Insp. Ademiluyi Adekunle, and Insp. Ayo Gbenga, were not kidnappers but members of the Zone 2 Command.
“The attention of the Police in Zone 2 Command was drawn to a viral video posted by ‘X’ user with the handle @EmmCee_RNB on Jan. 25, where three men claiming to be police officers attached to the command demanded a tinted glass permit from a motorist.
“The tweet was responded to, while investigation into the identities of the officers commenced.
“The trio are all attached to the Zonal Intelligence Bureau, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos.
“Contrary to the claim that they are kidnappers, they were on official duty but acted unprofessionally.
‘The officers defaulted and are presently being tried for flouting the Inspector-General of Police’s directive on tinted glass permit,” she said.
Ayuba urged the affected motorist to contact her for further action.
“For the purpose of transparency, the command wishes to request that the affected member of the public contact the ZPPRO via GSM No. 08100025614 for further action, ” she said.
She mentioned that the Assistant Inspector General of Police has urged the public to remain calm. He also provided assurance to the residents of Lagos State and Ogun regarding the safety and security of their lives and property as they engage in their lawful activities.