By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command Hakeem Odumosu, has warned the Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Departments in the Command against the use of patrol vans as personal utility vehicles.
He gave the warning Friday during the presentation of six brand new Nissan patrol vans to the Lagos State Police Command at the Command Headquarters by Hon James Abiodun Faleke, representating Ikeja Federal Constituency, at the National Assembly.
The Commissioner of Police, who received the patrol vans on behalf of the Nigeria Police Force, appreciated the federal legislator for his gesture and supports to the Police Command and other security agencies towards having better security in Ikeja Federal Constituency and Lagos State in general.
He further commended Hon James Abiodun Faleke for the ongoing renovation of Ojodu Division that was vandalised and partly torched during the last violent Endsars in October, 2020.
Odumosu therefore promised to judicious utilise the patrol vans for effective policing of the entire area of Ikeja Federal Constituency as projected by Hon James Abiodun Falake; and that the vans will be deployed within the Constituency for purposes underlining the donation.
While appealing to spirited leaders and individuals in Lagos State to emulate Hon James Abiodun Faleke, CP Hakeem Odumosu admonished the general public to support the police and volunteer useful information to form solid intelligence gathering in the state.
During the presentation, the Lagos State Police Command received six (6) patrol vans, while the Federal Road Safety Corps and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) received one each.
In his reaction, Hon James Abiodun Faleke, reiterated his supports to the Police and other security agencies in his Constituency to improve on security of his constituents and Lagosians in general.
He equally promised to embark on more projects that will assist the police in discharging its duties as expected.
Other senior officers, who were present at the brief event, included the Zonal Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, ACM Peter Akibo,fdc, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State, Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, DCP Ahmed Kontagora, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, Bassey Ewah, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the Constituency, officials from LASTMA and other agencies.