Lekki-Ajah: Police Begin Stop And Search Following Robbery Reports In Lagos
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, gave the order on Monday, Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu announced.
The order was given in reaction to recent reports of armed robbery attack in the state. Some miscreants also pose as beggars before unleashing terror on law-abiding citizens from evening till late hours.
The patrol seeks to curb the security challenges posed by hoodlums who snatch valuables and gun/knife point.
Odumosu has directed the Lekki-Ajah Area Commander, Divisional Police Officers, field and tactical commanders to embark on 24-hour patrol.
More units of operatives have been deployed to areas that require additional police presence.
The Police advised citizens to avail themselves of the command’s control room and distress phone numbers.
Ajisebutu expressed that the security agency is working with Lagos Ministry of Youth and Social Development and other relevant authorities to fix social malaise.
As concerned, dutiful, and very responsible police officers saddled with the statutory responsibility of internal security, the command is not oblivious of the apparent security challenges posed by miscreants masquerading as beggars in some parts of the country particularly in Lagos State.
In reaction to the specific plight of the residents of Lekki and Ajah axis, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu whose primary concern is to provide robust security for the teeming people of Lagos State, has directed the Area Commander, DPOs, other field and tactical commanders to immediately embark on 24hrs stop and search and vehicular patrol of every nook and cranny of the affected axis and similar areas requiring additional police presence.
He expressed that the Command appreciates the concern of the residents and promises to continue to work assiduously to protect the lives and property of all and sundry.
Ajisebutu advised that citizens should avail themselves of Lagos State Police Command’s control room/distress call numbers earlier given out with the assurance that the police will respond swiftly as they have always done in the State.