Harassment Over Tinted Glass: Authorities Go Tough Against Erring Policeman

Erring Policeman, Inspector Dele Reuben

By Frank Oshanugor

Arising from what could be described as abuse of human rights over the use of a tinted glass, a policeman has been arrested and subjected to orderly trial by the authorities of the Lagos State Police Command.

In a statement on Friday, spokesman of the Command, Benjamin Hundeyin; a Superintendent of Police said “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.”

“His arrest came on the heels of the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, that the errant officer be identified, arrested and decisively dealt with.”

The statement added that “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 Commissioner of Police has further reiterated to his officers and men his zero tolerance for harassment, extortion and abuse of rights of citizens.

He equally assured the general public that the Lagos State Police Command under his watch will continually strengthen its internal disciplinary mechanisms.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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