The Osun Police Command issued a warning to government officials Monday asking them not to hire police officers as domestic help.
According to the command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, police personnel assigned to public employees are there to safeguard their safety, not serve as domestic helpers.
It reads: “The Osun State Police Command is miffed with consternation the way and manner these personalities use police orderlies attached to them for domestic duties such as carrying hand bags, umbrellas, opening of Gate etc, and wish to state emphatically that the policemen attached to them are meant to protect their lives and property and not serve as domestic servants.
“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, as such behaviour is highly unethical, unprofessional, and would attract appropriate sanctions against such erring police personnel,” it states.
“These categories of government officials are enjoined to employ the services of domestic staff/Personal Assistants to carry out such services.”