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Christmas: CP Odumosu Deploys Detectives At Garages, Bus Stops


Christmas: CP Odumosu Deploys Detectives At Garages, Bus Stops

Aruga Joe Omokaro, Lagos

In order to effectively curb criminality that is usually on the increase at Christmas and New Year festivals, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, has deployed plain-clothe armed detectives at garages, bus stops and in some popular social places.

Discrete investigations by The SUPREME reveal that, Odumosu directed all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), and Area Commanders to deploy armed detectives to garages and bus stops close to their jurisdictions.

In addition, The SUPREME reliably learnt that, the Lagos police boss has directed heads of Tactical Squad and X-Squad to also deploy their personnel to popular garages, bus stops and public places.

For instance, Area G Police Ogba is believe to have deployed detectives at Ogba busy bus stop, who move round from 6am to 10pm every day.

Also at popular Berger and Ojota garages, where most travellers from other parts of the country disembark, several armed detectives are believed to have been planted on both sides of the garages and bus stop

At popular Ojuelegba which is always busy through the night, detectives from Area C are said to have deployed.

lkeja bus sto that bubbles through the night, also have detectives stationed there from Area F command.

In FESTAC area detectives are said to have been deployed there from Area E police command

Similarly, popular Obalende and CMS bus stops are said to have many detectives from Area A Command, Loon Building

Ikorofu, Ojodu, Bariga Iyana Ipaja and Fagba where Yorubas and Hausas clashed last year resulting In deaths of 30 people also have 59 armed detectives including Tactical Squad detectives deployed in those areas.

Dependable sources at the police headquarters, disclosed that, “we don’t want to record any casualty or crime this season. Lagos, you know is the business hob of Nigeria. And people come from all parts of the country to buy and to sell their goods. It is expected that, there will be increase in human and vehicujar movements. And you cant rule out increase in crime. Hoodlums will also want to rub to have something to celebrate in the yuletide. So knowing all these possibilities, we are ensuring tight security To make make sure that hoodlums don’t have their ways. We assure Lagos residents that they will celebrate the Christmas and New Year peacefully without any form of molestations by hoodkums. ‘

Another source explained that, “Berger and Ojota are gate ways to Lagos. We have enough men in those areas. FESTAC is another gateway coming from Seme Border We have planted enough men in these areas,” the source disclosed.

We also learnt that the role of the X-Quad personnel is “also to monitor policemen.”

The SUPREME further investigations also reveal that, the modus operandi of the police at the garages and bus stops is to mingle with passengers pretending to travel or entering buses or tricycles from one spot to another, and discussing freely with passengers.




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