The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, has announced that any policeman on routine patrol or stop-and-search must be in uniform, properly dressed and should be easily identified.
He made this known on Monday, January 29 following a reply of OAP’s viral video which he(Adejobi) responded to on Sunday.
According to the FPRO, Policemen in mufti are supposed to be on surveillance or undercover and not to be seen with long-range guns or rifles.
A user of X, #Mrklassiq_ wrote: “Just look at the audacity of a policeman on mufti , so what If he was on uniforms?”
In response, Adejobi wrote: “You will recall that we have ordered and announced that any policeman embarking on routine patrol or stop and search must be in uniform, properly dressed, and easily identified. It’s not ideal to carry out a stop and search in mufti.
“The audacity to misbehave or carry out unprofessional conduct comes when you know your identity is hidden and unknown.
“I still reiterate that policemen on stop and search and routine patrol must be in uniform. That is the standard in the police.
“Policemen in mufti are supposed to be on surveillance or undercover and not to be seen with long-range guns or rifles. This is what our DPOs and HODs should emphasize and enforce to bring sanity and standardisation.”