The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again reassured Lagosians that robbery in traffic will soon fizzle out and become history in the state as the Lagos State Police Command has deployed its human and material resources to tackle the menace headlong.
The Commissioner of Police, while giving the assurance today Thursday 17th June, 2021, in his Ikeja office, confirmed the arrest of not less than One Hundred and Twenty Seven Suspected traffic robbers at various locations within the state from March, 2021till date.
He noted that the command has been fighting robbery in traffic relentlessly, even before the recent donation of crime-fighting equipment and communication gadgets to the command by the Lagos State Government; and the fight against the menace will be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the Lagos State Government.
The police boss asserted that robbery in traffic has drastically reduced based on the available empirical figure of the isolated cases of robbery in traffic which is not unconnected to the command’s renewed anti crime strategies being emplaced.
A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the state police command, stated that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the combat training, musketry and range practice for Police personnel in the command should be continuous 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 robbery in traffic in Lagos State.
CP Hakeem Odumosu strongly attributed successes recorded in the fight against crimes 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.