By Nkasi Kolie
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has summoned Area Commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Commanders of the Tactical Operational Units of the command to deliberate and review operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attack on Police formations and correctional service centres in the state.
A press statement by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated that “the meeting that was held on Tuesday, in the Conference Hall, State Headquarters, Ikeja. In attendance were the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations, Administration and State CID, Panti respectively, the14 Area Commanders, Police Mobile Force Commanders, Commanders of Rapid Response Squad and Taskforce, Commanders of the Special Squad and Strike Team and the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.
“The Police boss had engaged them in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better security structures in the state and to prevent any attacks on police formations, correctional centres and vulnerable places within Lagos State.
“The meeting agreed on many strategies to be adopted including robust intelligence gathering, surveillance, sectorising the state for easy policing, constant patrol and deployment of personnel to strategic places and multi-agency collaboration amongst others.
“Odumosun gave clear directives to the full implementation and enforcement of the strategies emplaced to achieve the goals of effective security of the state generally.”
“In the same vein, in furtherance of his plans to forestall any form of attacks in the state, the Commissioner of Police has played host to the Controller of Correctional Service Lagos State, Mr Francis Adebisi, in his Ikeja office on Wednesday.
“The Commissioner of Police, while deliberating on securing the major Correctional Centres in Lagos State, promised the Controller to sustain the deployment of police mobile men to the Correctional Centres in the state. CP Hakeem Odumosu also promised to partner with the Correctional Service and other stakeholders to improve the Criminal Justice System in Lagos State.
“The Controller of Correctional Service, Mr Francis Adebisi, commended the efforts of the Commissioner of Police on providing adequate security for all and sundry and promoting sustainable synergy amongst security agencies in the state. He further eulogized the police boss for his sterling leadership qualities in piloting the affairs of the police command”.