A Lagos Deputy Police Commissioner is right now inclining and trending via web-based networking media after he remained next to Governor Sanwo-Olu with destroyed zipper.
Aside from having a worn-out zipper, the Lagos Deputy Police Commissioner also had missing buttons on his shirt. Here is the trending photo below;
This is coming after Police representative, Dolapo Badmus expressed that a wrongdoing warrior ought not to dress pitifully. She said in a meeting;
“I am of the opinion that looking good and dressing neatly is for everybody, be it a normal citizen or a crime fighter. A lot of people believe that a police officer is meant to be seen dirty, haggard and tattered because they fight crime. I disagree with that because being a crime fighter should not make you look like the criminals you are chasing. A policeman or woman must be good looking and clean because it is a noble profession.”
Dolapo buttressed her point with an adage that says – ‘neatness is next to godliness’ as it applies that looking good in a person is innate. “A police officer at all time should portray an aura that radiates love. If you are dirty, people will retract and look down on you. If you are neat, people will like to come closer and associate with you. It is a natural law. And mind you, Police is your friend. So there must be a mutual understanding between the force and citizenry” she said.
Speaking further, Dolapo reiterates; “The belief that Nigerian police are always seen dressed shabbily, perhaps, is a reflection of our society and also based on our mentality. When the streets are filthy and unkempt psychologically, it robs off on the society, as well as the police. If the society encourages the police to be neat, they will be neat and this includes inter-personal relation and attitude towards a policeman. Looking at Police Officers in the western world, you don’t get to see them look dirty. They look clean and still do their work and fight crime. In fighting crime, you can still look very good.”