Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has directed area commanders to remove all illegal roadblocks manned by officers on the Badagry expressway.
This directive was contained in a statement released by the police public relations officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Saturday.
According to the spokesman, Odumosu, stated this during a meeting with area commanders and divisional police officers, adding that the directive became necessary following complaints from residents.
“In his bid to restore sanity and decency to the operations of the police along the ever-busy international route, Lagos/Badargy Expressway, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the immediate dismantling of illegal road blocks by the police teams from the Lagos State Police Command,” the statement reads.
“The Commissioner of Police gave the directive on Friday 9th April, 2021, while addressing the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the command on the general security situation in the state and reviewing the anti-crime strategies of the command in order to sustain its feats on crime control and comform with the present happenings in Lagos State.
“The Police boss, while reacting to some complaints from the general public and some security reports on the police activities along the international route, ordered the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers whose jurisdictions fall along the Badargy Expressway, that is Area E, Festac and Area K, Marogbo, to withdraw their men from the illegal road blocks and embark on aggressive motorised patrol and surveillance to police their areas and the route.
“The Commissioner of Police confirmed that the illegal police road blocks along the route have been condemned by the Government, international bodies and interest groups, and they must be dismantled without delay.
“He, however, noted that other police operatives from other police formations, outside the supervision of the Lagos State Police, who operate along the route as well, will be contacted to adjust and do the needful to restore sanity to their operations.”
He added that officers who fail to comply with the directive will be sanctioned.
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