CP Odumosu Vows To Sanction DPOs, Traffic Officers Over Robbery

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


Severe disciplinary action awaits any Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and Traffic Officer in whose jurisdiction any traffic robbery is recorded henceforth in Lagos, the State Commisissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has warned.
The Police Commissioner posited that the occurrence of such incident will be tantamount to dereliction of duty on the part of the concerned personnel and will attract severe disciplinary sanction.
He therefore, ordered that more traffic personnel and police operatives be posted to identified places to beef up security and prevent traffic robbery across the state.

Odumosu read the riot act at a meeting held at the Command’s conference room on Friday, where he charged the Divisional Police Officers and traffic surveillance officers of the major areas that are prone to robbery in traffic on effective strategies to address and tackle incidences of traffic robbery in their areas of responsibility.
According to a release by the police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the meeting came at the heels of the proactive nature and foresight of the Commissioner of Police to give maximum attention to the areas and routes where road constructions are being embarked upon by the Lagos State Government which may likely cause artificial traffic congestion. 
It reads, ”  The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Friday 4th June, 2021, charged the Divisional Police Officers and traffic surveillance officers of the major areas that are prone to robbery in traffic on effective strategies to address and tackle incidences of traffic robbery in their areas of responsibility in the state, at a meeting held at the command’s conference room, State Headquarters, Ikeja-Lagos.
The meeting came at the heels of the proactive nature and foresight of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, to give maximum attention to the areas and routes where road constructions are being embarked upon by the Lagos State Government which may likely cause artificial traffic congestion. 
The Commissioner of Police rolled out and deliberated on the mapped out strategies to tackle the menace of traffic robbery at certain areas to include Ketu/Mile 12, Marina/Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Mile 2 and Lekki/Ajah areas.
The police boss directed the affected Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and traffic surveillance officers to sectorise the areas for easy patrol and surveillance and constantly supervise the men on their beats to be more alive and effectively discharge their duties as expected.
The meeting had in attendance the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, DCP Ahmed Kontagora, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Bassey Ewah, Assistant Commissioner of Police,  Department of Finance and Administration, ACP Jide Agboola, Area Commander, Area C, Surulere, Fatai Tijani and representative of Area Commander Area A, Lion Building, ACP Bode Ojajuni and Officer in charge, Motor Traffic Division, Lagos State, CSP Oriyomi Oluwasanmi. 
CP Hakeem Odumosu warned that on no account should any traffic robbery be recorded in their respective areas and in any part of the state as such will be tantamount to dereliction of duty which will attract severe disciplinary sanction. He however ordered that more traffic personnel and police operatives be posted to the identified places to beef up security and prevent traffic robbery across the state”.

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