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Police In Show Of Force Around Lagos

Posted by By Damola Ogundimu on 2008/10/16 | Views: 1677 |

Police In Show Of Force Around Lagos


All formations of the police under Area ‘G’ Command, Ogba, led by the commander, Mr. Bolaji Odesanya, yesterday, embarked on a patrol of the areas under the jurisdiction of the command with an armoured personnel carrier, new rifles and police gears in a road show tagged: ‘Show of Force.’

All formations of the police under Area ‘G’ Command, Ogba, led by the commander, Mr. Bolaji Odesanya, yesterday, embarked on a patrol of the areas under the jurisdiction of the command with an armoured personnel carrier, new rifles and police gears in a road show tagged: ‘Show of Force.’

The patrol, which started from Ogba, moved through Iju-Ishaga with a convoy of about 25 police vehicles and one armoured personnel carrier (APC).

The menacing policemen moved to Alagbado, made a U-turn to Ipaja, LASU-Igando Road and back to Ikotun before moving to Ejigbo, Egbe, Idimu, Egbeda, Akowonjo, Ipaja, Dopemu and back to their base at Ogba.

In the convoy were the Divisional Police Officers of all divisional areas under Area ‘G’ Command, which included Alakuko, Elere, Idimu, Ayobo, Ikotun, Oko-Oba and Ogba. Commenting on the police action, Commander, Area ‘G’ Command, Mr. Bolaji Odesanya, said they are displaying the new equipment given to them by governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state to combat crimes in the state.

“We are showing that we are ready to crush all acts of criminality, especially violent crimes, armed robberies and bank robberies. Criminals should know that police would not tolerate any acts of criminality because we are now properly equipped and we are ready to fish out the criminals wherever they are,” Mr. Odesanya stated.

Also commenting on the exercise, the DPO of Ikotun Police Station, Mr. Abiola Olawale, commended governor Fashola for his gestures and promised to put the equipment to good use.

He described the show of force as extremely beautiful, saying it is to show that the police are combat ready. “I am happy with the items provided by the state government and this show of force is to instill fears in criminally minded people. With the new vehicles and equipment, we are ready to crush the robbers that have been disturbing the state, especially during this ‘ember’ period.”

Some Lagosians interviewed on the exercise expressed delight at the show, saying it will help to put criminals at bay. Mr. Dewunmi Shobayo, a resident of Ikotun, described the rate of armed robbery attacks as alarming and “it’s time something is done about it.” He said he was happy with the show of force by the police and appealed to them to continue to demonstrate readiness to combat crimes in the state.

Another resident, Mr. Fola Derinola, expressed delight at the development “because robbers have almost taken over the state and the show of force is a welcome development.”

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