LAGOS STATE Police Command says it will embark on Stop and Search at Lekki/Ajah axis to stop the trend of armed robbers disguising as beggars in the area.
A statement signed by the Spokesperson of the command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu reads:
“The attention of Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a newspaper publication with the above caption which appeared on page 21 of the Friday, August 13, 2021 edition of the New Telegraph.
“As concerned, dutiful and very responsible Police Officers saddled with the statutory responsibility of internal security, we are not oblivious of the apparent security challenges posed by miscreants masquerading as beggars in some parts of the country particularly in Lagos State.
“In view of the foregoing, the Command is urgently interfacing, and indeed working in tandem with the State Ministry of Youth and Social Development as well as other relevant authorities to solve this social malaise.
“In reaction to the specific plight of the residents of Lekki and Ajah axis, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu whose primary concern is to provide robust security for the teeming people of Lagos State, has directed the Area Commander, DPOs, other field and tactical commanders to immediately embark on 24hrs stop and search and vehicular patrol of every nook and cranny of the affected axis and similar areas requiring additional Police presence.
“While the Command appreciates the concern of the residents and promise to continue to work assiduously to protect lives and property of all and sundry, it is advised that citizens should avail themselves of the Lagos State Police Command’s control room/distress call numbers earlier given out with the assurance that the police will respond swiftly as they have always done in the State.”