-by our correspondent.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, recently held a strategic meeting with his Management Team, Area Commanders, DPOs, HODs and other tactical commanders to review security situation in the State.
This is contained in a statement signed by CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer and made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE.
According to the statement, the meeting was part of concerted, deliberate efforts to sustain the existing peace and tranquility currently being enjoyed in the State.
Addressing the officers, the CP charged them to always be diligent in investigation and prosecution of criminal cases, and to be more proactive by constantly carrying out intelligence-driven raids of identified black spots with to checkmate criminals in their hideouts.
While appreciating the officers for their untiring commitment towards maintaining law and order, he reiterated his commitment to providing robust security for the good people of Lagos State, adding that while crime had reduced drastically in the state, there was need for officers and men to continue to be ahead of criminals and other hoodlums who often make lives unbearable for law abiding citizens.
According to the statement, the CP has directed the creation of additional pin down points at Ile Zik, Opebi, Monkey Bridge, Odo Iya Alaro and other places to further strengthen security of the affected areas.
“The Commissioner of Police while also frowning at reckless attitude of motorists and motorcyclists who persistently violate traffic rules and regulations, has vowed to instill discipline by arresting offenders in special and continuous operations that would commence in earnest on Wednesday 11th August, 2021. Therefore, the Command once again uses this medium to warn such traffic violators irrespective of their personality to desist from their unbridled penchant for breaking traffic laws in any part of the State.” The statement read.
Ajisebutu also said following sustained surveillance patrols as part of proactive strategies for crime prevention and control around suspected flashpoints and other areas in Lagos State, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), have arrested two armed robbery suspects along Akowonjo Road, Alimosho.
“The suspects ; Samuel Akabueze and Onuoha Joshua who are both from Imo State were intercepted while driving a suspected stolen Lexus jeep (LSD 666 GK), along Akowonjo Road by the RRS operatives who trailed them to the point of arrest at Egbeda area of the State.”
They are suspected to belong to a dare devil armed robbery gang responsible for the spate of armed robbery in Gowon Estate, Festac, Lekki and other areas in the State.
Exhibits found on them include a locally-made pistol with two rounds of live ammunition, four ATM cards, consisting of Eco and Access banks, charms, BRT cowry card, two different keys of another different Lexus SUV and a motorcycle. “Upon interrogation, the suspects claimed to be members of the Aye Confraternity.”
Meanwhile, the Commander of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has transferred the two suspects to the Special Squad of the Command for further investigation in line with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.