Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) Board Chairman, DIG Israel Ajao (Rtd) has charged Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) officers to assess every situation and submit an adequate report at the nearest police station before embarking on any operation.
The Board Chairman disclosed this in a communiqué issued after a meeting held to assess the operational model of the Corps on Monday 24th December 2018 in the aftermath of an attack on LNSC Officers and their duty post at Ojo Local Government Area.
DIG Ajao also called on the officers to always engage the services of government hospitals and registered private hospitals for their medical treatments and reports because those are the acceptable documents during case prosecution.
He further emphasised that LNSC officers should cultivate good relationships with the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in their jurisdiction as DPOs are meant to provide security for LNSC officers and duty posts.
While stressing the need to address leadership problems in LNSC, the former Police Boss pointed out that activities such as illegal duty, gross irresponsibility, conflict between personal interest, business and official matters, indiscriminate arrest, torturing of suspects and unlawful detention of suspects, extortion and overzealousness are bound to constitute threats to the success of the security outfit.
He, therefore, cautioned LNSC officers against indiscriminate arrest, detention of suspects, torturing of suspects and involvement in private parties, extortion and drinking while on duty.
The Chairman also directed all Corps Superintendents (CSs) to work closely with Area Commanders and DPOs within their locality and submit weekly reports to their LG/LCDA Chairmen.
He averred that civil matters such as husband/wife, landlord/tenant and landed property matters are not under the schedule of LNSC, saying that such matters should be referred to the nearest mediation centre.