Oba of Lagos warns police officers against meddling in land matters

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The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu, has cautioned Policemen against interfering in land ownership disputes, describing it as acts that undermine their ability to function effectively while on duty across the country. Akiolu said that it is not the responsibility of Policemen to decide the ownership of land between two individuals. He stated this when the newly appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police for Force Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2, Alagbon, AIG. Romokere Ibani, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Lagos Island. To further stop policemen from this act, the monarch disclosed plans to write the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, to recommend possible solutions to the issue and others that could assist in making the police more effective across the country. The monarch, who retired as an AIG, stated that being a police officer who acts under the ethics of his profession is rewarding while in service and after retirement. “While serving as a diligent police officer, you make friends who will be with you even after retirement. So, while in active service, a police officer must include in his job the fear of God. And not centre all his thoughts on money. “It is good that a police officer is educated but he must have better knowledge on his job, in order to be effective and efficient on duty.” READ ALSO:Estate firm resolves dispute over land allocation Meanwhile, he appealed to Nigerians to also be law-abiding and adhere strictly to the dictates of the law to avoid having encounters with the police and other law enforcement officers in the country. “Serving as a police officer is very interesting but the attitude of the people will determine the type of Police that a nation will get. So, I urge us to be good citizens.” He, however, advocated for an urgent review of the tax collection system and contract awarding process to curb tax evasion. Akiolu stated that a thorough review of the system would curb corruption and increase funds at the government’s disposal for capital projects. He expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome all the challenges confronting her and come out stronger and better under President Bola Tinubu administration. Earlier, Ibani assured Lagosians that the FCIID under his watch would serve the state better than before, saying we will work to improve the security of lives and property in Lagos. “We will do our best to ensure that Lagos remains peaceful and residents can go to sleep with their two eyes closed,” he said. “We appeal to Lagosians to also partner with us as we work daily to ensure that the law and order are maintained across the state.” The post Oba of Lagos warns police officers against meddling in land matters appeared first on Guardian Nigeria News.

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