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Lagos taskforce gets new Identification jackets to curb impersonation

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, (Task force), has launched rebranded tactical jackets for easy identification of officers.

Spokesman for the Task Force, Mr Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

Abdulraheem said that the new branded jackets became necessary in view of the growing impersonation of the officers by impostors who were dragging the agency’s name in the mud.

He said that the new branded jackets, which came with unique number for each officer, would be easy for the public to identify during traffic enforcement for compliance activities.

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Abdulraheem said that the jacket unique identification numbers were designed to curb the incessant use of the agency’s name to defraud innocent and unsuspecting members of the public.

He said that the jacket would be issued to all officers embarking on traffic enforcement as part of their dress code to differentiate them from other security agents who were not attached to the agency.

“Traffic enforcement activities is a major cause of indiscipline and corruption amongst security agents, which many impersonators have taken advantage for shady dealings and sharp practices.

“Only men and officers (police and para-military men), who had proven to be worthy representatives of their professional calling would be issued the jacket for use during traffic enforcement operations,” he said.

Abdulraheem said that the agency had received calls and complaints via its social media handles of impostors who carried out nefarious activities and extorted innocent citizens.

He also called on the public to make use of the rebranded jacket number to give information or complaints to the agency.

Abdulraheem said that any complaints and report concerning unprofessional conduct of the officers would be investigated and those found culpable would be punished according to the laws of the agency.

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