We’re ready to curtail lawlessness on Lagos roads, says CP


By: Isaac Ojo

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu (CP) has reiterated the command’s readiness to curtail any act of lawlessness on full enforcement of the Lagos State Transport Sector Law (2018) in the state.

Odumosu gave the warning on Thursday while reviewing the ongoing traffic operations in the state with the management team of the command.

The CP said that his men would clampdown on traffic violators who have occasioned series of lawlessness, road crashes and accidents leaving many lives lost and properties damaged.

The police boss warned commercial motorcycle operators and other categories of violators to respect the law as any attack on police officers and other security agents and unleashing terror in the state will not be tolerated.

Odumosu said that any act of lawlessness or crimes will be resisted by security operatives within the ambit of the law.

Meanwhile, the command has arrested seven suspects in connection with the attacks on the operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce and other Anti One Way Special teams at various locations in the state.

Also, police operatives attached to Morogbo and Victoria Island Divisions respectively engaged a gang of traffic armed robbers in a gun duel and in the process arrested some of them at various locations in the state, a locally-made gun with some live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Similarly, the police operatives attached to Victoria Island Division, on 18th November, 2020, engaged another gang of suspected armed robbers and arrested a member of the gang, one Ajayi Lateef ,m, 19, with a dummy gun. The gang had robbed a tricycle at Victoria Island same date at about 1am.

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The CP urged the general public to rise up and support the police and other security agencies in providing adequate security.

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