In a moment filled with professional pride, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Owohunwa Idowu warmly welcomed IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, the 22nd indigenous Inspector General of Police , to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters. This visit marked IGP Egbetokun’s inaugural tour to the “Centre of Excellence.”
CP Owohunwa noted the significance of the visit, as it allowed personnel to interact with the IGP, draw from his expertise, and align with his strategic policing vision. The occasion also served as a platform to brief the IGP on the state’s security situation and gaps in need of attention.
Addressing the unique security challenges of Lagos State, CP Owohunwa highlighted the prevalence of cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, and gender-based violence. He acknowledged the complexity of addressing land disputes and traffic-related crime due to ongoing infrastructure projects.
Of growing concern was the increasing expertise in local firearm fabrication and the rise of cult-related activities. To combat this, CP Lagos said the Command has planned a conference to address the issues, emphasizing on a collaborative approach. He also announced the establishment of a Complaint Response Unit (CRU) to foster police-citizen accountability.
Owohunwa underscored the importance of accountability and restoring public trust in the police force and expressed gratitude to partners who supported the initiative while he also highlighted that the CRU facility would enhance reporting crimes through various channels. “The Unit’s applications would centralize complaints, streamline investigations, and provide real-time statistics”, He added.
The Commissioner acknowledged the need for a stronger police force and requested the allocation of vehicles and resources to aid operations. He appealed for support from IGP Egbetokun to fulfill Lagosians’ high expectations of security.
In conclusion, CP Owohunwa expressed appreciation to IGP Egbetokun for the visit, reaffirmed loyalty to his leadership, and commitment to working towards a safer Lagos and secure nation.
Among Personalities that graced the occasion is Deputy Inspector-General South-West, DIG Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, AIGs and all the 13 commussioners of Police in Lagos.
Others include Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), MBA’ Lawyer, Bisi Makanjuola, former MBA president, Olumide Apata, Women Arise Initiative, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin, NSCDC Commandant, Usman Ishaq Alfadarai.