Few hours after the handing over of the newly acquired equipment by the Lagos State Government to the State Police Command, the effort has paid off with the arrest of 19 robbery suspects.
The arrest was done by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS)of the Command led by CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.
According to Lagos State Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,” immediately after the handing over of the equipment, the police swung into action on a show of force across strategic locations in Lagos Thursday, June 10, with some of the newly received security vehicles and gadgets from the Lagos State Government, just after the Commissioning of the equipment by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari today at the Police College, Ikeja-Lagos.
“The RRS team, led by the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, in the process hit notorious flashpoints in Agege, Seven-Up cum Ojota axis, Surulere to Eko bridge where notorious traffic robbers and miscreants have been terrorising innocent motorists and commuters and arrested nineteen (19) suspected traffic robbers. The operation is ongoing and currently mounting surveillance on the Eko bridge.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and tactical Commanders, especially the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to make judicious use of the newly donated equipment and decimate the activities of hoodlums at the identified areas across the state. He further directed that additional traffic surveillance officers, with motorbikes, be deployed to the strategic places in the state in order to suppress keep criminals at bay.
“CP Odumosu also assured the general public of adequate security of lives and property in the state, while he ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for thorough investigation”.