…As CP MEETS JUNIOR OFFICERS OVER IMPROVED SECURITY DURING ‘EMBER’ MONTH
Police in Lagos says it has apprehended four suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising residents in Alakoko area of the State. This is even as the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has interacted with Junior ranks of his operatives with a view to improving security in Lagos. At the Parley which took place on 25th November, 2020, had the Inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command in attendance. The conference which also dwelt on ways of improving service delivery.
was held at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, GRA, Ikeja. CP Odumosu engaged hundreds of the personnel in a tete-a-tete to finetune a way forward on policing the state especially during ember months.
The police boss charged them to brace up and discharge their duties without fear or favour and sentiments as the laws are explicit on the duties of the police. He said “We must rise up to the security challenges in the state and continue to contain them appropriately in as much as the Nigeria Police reigns”.
Senior officers in attendance are the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, DCP Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Etim Oqua, ACP Department of Operations, ACP Dotun Odubona, ACP Wale Ajao, second-in-command to Commander Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State and staff officers from the Command Headquarters Ikeja. Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers were not at the meeting .
In response, the policemen appreciated the Commissioner of Police for his fatherly roles and moves to improve their general welfare and safety in order to discharge their duties as required. They however promised to do the needful and fortify security across the state which will be devoid of corruption, incivility and unprofessional vices.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, police operatives attached to Alakuko Station, with the help of members of some communities, arrested four suspected armed robbers on 24th November, 2020 at about 12am.
Suspects said to have been terrorising and dipossessing residents of AMJE Bus Stop, Ajegunle, Masalasi and Dalemo communities in Alakuko Area of Lagos State of their belongings were nabbed with One locally-made pistol with 4 life cartridges . The suspected armed robbers were identified as Suleiman Babajide, 26 years, Mustapha Michael , 25 years, Daniel Gideon, 23 years and Olalekan Adesina, 26 years.
CP Odumosu , was said to have ordered that the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, for thorough investigation. Meanwhile , Odumosu was said to have charged other police stations and operatives in the command to make Lagos incondusive for criminals and miscreants to operate or hybernate particularly during the ember months.