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Police Deploy Additional 500 Officers To Lagos Island



Eniola Olayemi


In a renewed effort to curtail criminal activities and minimise gridlock, the Lagos State Police Command has deployed additional five hundred policemen to various routes on the Lagos Island with the special focus on Apogbon, TBS, Eko Hotels and environs.

The Command, in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Chike Oti, on Friday, said the deployment was done to boost the number of personnel already at various points in the area.

The deployment, according to Oti, was necessitated by the series of events coming up on the Island including the Adekunle Gold Concert.

Also factored in the strategy are people who would be embarking on religious pilgrimage to RCCG Holy Ghost Congress at the Redemption Camp and Shiloh at the Winners’ Chapel.

He said, expectedly, the events would lead to a surge in vehicular and human traffic thereby mounting additional pressure on the already strained traffic situation in Lagos.

To ameliorate the foreseen situation, Otti said the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Edgal Imohimi, directed that 500 policemen be posted to Lagos Island to boost the number of officers on duty and thus prevent crime and ensure smooth flow of traffic.

The CP warned criminals who might want to take advantage of the upcoming events to stay away from the Island and indeed the State as anyone caught would be summarily dealt with.