The Osun Police Command says it will henceforth sanction its officers attached to government officials caught carrying out domestic duties for their principals.
The warning is contained in a statement issued by the command’s Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday.
Opalola explained that police officers attached to government officials were to protect their lives and property and not to serve as their domestic workers.
“The command is miffed with consternation the way and manner government officials and personalities use police orderlies attached to them for domestic duties, such as carrying handbags, umbrellas and opening of gates, amongst other menial duties.”
“The command, therefore, warns police officers attached to these officials to stop carrying out or serving purposes other than protecting their principals from security threats,” the statement added.
It further stated that “such behaviour is highly unethical, unprofessional and would attract appropriate sanctions against erring police personnel.
“Government officials are therefore enjoined to employ the services of domestic staff and personal assistants to carry out such services,” the statement added.