The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu on Monday, January 18, 2021, received new Deputy Commissioners of Police, recently deployed to the Lagos State Police Command, in his Ikeja office.
The new Deputy Commissioners of Police are DCP Ahmed Kontangora, Department of Operations, DCP Bassey Ewah, Department of Finance and Administration and DCP Adegoke Fayoade, State CID, Panti, Yaba.
The Commissioner of Police briefed and deliberated with his new deputy commissioners on the security situation in the state and the need to harmonize the Anti-Crime Strategies being put in place for better policing of Lagos State; noting that every department in the command must synergize with one another to form a strong bonding towards effective discharge of police duties.
The police boss also charged the Deputies to sanitize their departments, as laziness, unprofessionalism, misuse of power, drunkenness on duty, violation of human rights and inappropriate behaviors will not be tolerated in the command. He further admonished them to improve on the already existing modern policing platforms in the command.
In another development, the police boss confirmed the arrest of eleven (11) suspected cultists, who have been terrorizing Owode-Elede, Agiliti, Maidan and Afinjuomo, in Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. The suspects were apprehended on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of January, 2021, at different operations carried out by police operatives attached to Ketu Division of the command.
The suspected cultists arrested are Yusuf Abiodun, 22, Jamiu Salami, 30, Dare Taiwo, 27, Oluwatobiloba Aberaman, Balogun Taofeek, 18, Samuel Owolabi, 16, Ejemina Godfrey, 39, Godwin Innocent, 22, Keneting Uduenga, 29, Ayeni Wales, 29 and Lekan Olajide, 22. Items recovered from them included one locally-made pistol with life cartridges, weed suspected to be Indian hemp and assorted charms.
Odumosu reiterated his commitment to fighting cultism and other crimes within the state to stand still. He therefore directed that the suspects be handed over to the new Deputy Commissioner of Police State CID, Panti, for further investigation. He also used the opportunity to appreciate members of the public in the state for their continuous support in providing intelligence and commitment in all ramifications to making policing easy in the state.