Officer-in-Charge of the Lagos State Police Command Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS CSP Peter Gana, has been redeployed by the Inspector General of Police IGP Adamu Muhammed.
He has been transferred to Kaduna State for other National Assignment.
Lagos State Police Command has also dispelled rumours making the rounds that Gana has been fired by the IGP owing to increase in crimes in Lagos State.
According to Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer Bala Elkana, CSP Gana was being transfered to Kaduna due to his outstanding display of gallantry, and versatility.
Elkana disclosed that when CSP Gana was in Lagos his bravery, gallantry and ability to coordinate officers under him make the State to record low rate of crime. For instance between November last year and now, 136 armed robbery attempts were foiled, while 129 robbery suspects were arrested.
Bala said, “Lagos State Police Command has in the last six months witnessed a huge decrease in crime rate due to the strategies put in place by the seasoned crime fighting Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
From November 2019 to date, the Command has successfully foiled 136 armed robbery attempts and arrested 129 armed robbery suspects. Also, 44 firearms of different calibre with large caches of ammunition were recovered.
“One hundred and forty-six (146) suspects were arrested for murder and 198 for cultism and gang violence”. Most arrests, especially those effected in dreaded criminal hideouts and hot spots in the Lagos, were attributed to the Gana-led SARS, as part of proactive measures put in place by CP Odumosu, to make the state uncomfortable for criminals.
While handing over to his successor, CSP Kehinde Johnson, Gana, urged operatives of the unit to accord same support to the latter.
The mood of the operatives at the Unit was gloomy during the hand over, as they described Gana as an officer who had respect for human rights.