Lagos CP dismantles police illegal road blocks on Badagry Expressway

 Lagos CP dismantles police illegal road blocks on Badagry Expressway

By Rasaq Adebayo


The Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all illegal road blocks by the police teams from the Lagos State Police Command be immediately dismantled along Lagos/Badagry Expressway, threatening to sanction any police officer who refuses to comply with the order.

The Police boss said he gave the order in a bid to restore sanity and decency to the operations of the police along the ever-busy international route.

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 conform to 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.

He 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.

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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.

Odumosu then warned the concerned Area Commanders to desist and take necessary action on the full compliance with his order as any defaulter will be sanctioned accordingly.


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