To avoid the killing of people through accidental discharges, policemen, who abuse alcohol and drugs, will no longer be given arms.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Bala Hassan, made this known yesterday at the Police College, Ikeja, during the launch of medical kits for urine drug test, and mass screening for hypertension and diabetes.
He said such officers would be rehabilitated before entrusting them with the duty of protecting lives and properties.
“These officers and men need to be very healthy, fit and safe in order to be able to carry out these statutory duties,” he said.
Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Medical Dr Modupe Obembe said every police officer was expected to be physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit.
Dr Obembe warned policemen to avoid self medication; to be faithful to their partners and avoid unprotected s*x; have regular exercise, among others.