The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has deployed an additional 1,000 Police operative to checkmate traffic robbery in the state.
The Police Public Relation Officer in Lagos, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
He said, “One chance as it is popularly called in Lagos State is one of the crimes we record, where passengers are robbed and pushed out of moving commercial vehicles and the Command is mindful of this.”
“This is why we have intensified our intelligence and are taking proactive measures to make sure the perpetrators are caught in their hideouts before they strike.”
“What the Commissioner of Police has done again is to deploy additional 1,000 personnel to the traffic division of the state and they were given motorcycles to manoeuvre and keep traffic robbers in check, “he said.
He further said, “One chance operators can easily be tracked as long as we have the vehicle registration number. This is what made it possible for LASTMA officers to intercept a vehicle at Aja recently.”
“All we just need is for people to be mindful of the buses they board. Be sure to assess the kind of people on the bus and don’t just enter because you are in haste to get to your destination.”
“But we are mindful of the two incidents and their modus operandi. We have arrested many of the culprits and we will not relent.”