The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has cautioned policemen against carrying out operational duties in mufti.
Speaking at the 3rd Stakeholders’ Security Meeting on Security Policing, the police boss stated that erring officers would be sanctioned.
Imohimi also disclosed that two officers that assaulted a lawyer last week would be demoted in ranks, for wearing plain cloths to arrest a legal practitioner.
He, however, said only certain policemen were allowed to wear jackets with the inscriptions of their units on them.
Imohimi said: “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 the Anti Cultism unit, Anti Kidnapping unit, RAIDER; and the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad, FSARS.
“Every other policeman on operational duties must be in uniform. They will only be in mufti only if they are attached to the investigation unit of the command.”