•Promises it will become history in Lagos
Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has confirmed the arrest of not less than 127 suspected traffic robbers at various locations within the state, from March, 2021 till date.
He also reassured Lagos residents that robbery in the traffic would soon fizzle out and become a thing of the past in the state, as the command had deployed its human and material resources to tackle the menace headlong.
According to the command’s police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police commissioner, who spoke on Thursday June 17, 2021, in his office at Ikeja, noted that the command had been fighting robbery in traffic relentlessly, even before the recent donation of crime-fighting equipment and communication gadgets to the command by the state government.
The PPRO said that he assured that the fight against the menace would be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the government.
Also, Odumosu ordered that the combat training, musketry and range practice for police personnel in the command should be continuous.
This was just as the command also commenced the training of the police operatives attached to the newly formed Anti-Traffic Robbery Squad to tackle the menace of traffic robbery.
The police boss attributed successes recorded in the fight against crime and criminality in the state to training and re-trainng of police officers and men, and constructive collaboration with the public and other security agencies in the state.
In another development, police operatives attached to Apapa Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, June 16, arrested one Ibrahim Abidun, aged 26, at Agbomalu Apapa, Lagos State, with two locally-made pistols.
Other items recovered from him included two live cartridges, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Adejobi said that the Commissioner of Police had ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
Reiterating the command’s zero tolerance for crime and social vices, Odumosu ordered the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical Commanders to redouble their efforts in securing public space across the length and breadth of the state.