Police prohibits use of commercial vehicles for police operations


The Lagos State Police Command has proscribed the use of commercial vehicles popularly known as ‘Danfo’ for police operations.

Bala Elkana, Deputy Superintendent of Police and Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, gave the warning in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Friday.

“We have not ordered the use of commercial buses (Danfo) for police operations in Lagos State. There are some stations with such buses painted with police colour and name boldly written.

“The police colour and names on the vehicles are marks for easy identification by all.  The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, had set up the X-Squad to monitor the activities of the officers and men.

“We believed that police operatives using commercial vehicles for operations were either on illegal duty or they were not true police officers. We have some unmarked vehicles for special operations but not for general duties.

“If any member of the public should see police operatives in a commercial vehicle on operation, they should report to the state command,” he said.

Elkana added that the X-Squad of the force is monitoring all officers and would sanction all who use commercial vehicles for official duty or did not dress properly while on duty.



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