Men of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, have been ordered to submit themselves for mental and drunkenness test.
AIG Abdulmajid Ali, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Zone gave the order in Lagos during a newly introduced educative session for officers and men of the zonal command.
The AIG on Thursday, in a statement by the Muyiwa Adejobi, Zone 2 Command spokesman, said the test has become necessary in order to “avoid any accidental discharge or extrajudicial killing.
“The police boss reiterated his zero tolerance for corruption, excessive use of force, dirtiness, incivility to the public, drunkenness and unethical conducts that can damage the image of the Nigeria Police Force.
“He seized the opportunity to challenge policemen to read and imbibe the spirit of love to all and sundry they come in contact with.
“The AIG mandated the police medical unit to carry out drunkenness and mental checks on men (particularly those on operations) of the command to avoid any accidental discharge of extrajudicial killings.”