Innocents suspects, who maybe have been kept in detention in any of Lagos police divisional stations’ cells, may have opportunity to walk freely from their various detentions without charges once Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, approve necessary protocol surrounding decongesting of cells which he embarked on across divisional police stations in the state to address issue of overcrowding.
As gathered, the decongestion was aimed at controlling overcrowding and spread of contagious diseases across stations under his watch and that other suspects may be transferred to Correctional Centres across the state where COVID-19 tests would be carried out on them so as to ascertain their stataus
He gave the directives on Tuesday during an unscheduled visit to the Area ‘G’ Command in Ogba, Ikeja to ascertain the law enforcement officers’ readiness to combating crime across the state.
Odumosu noted that the visit was part of the strategies to determine the alertness of the officers and men of the Area Command Headquarters.
Meanwhile, the commissioner, through a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that all efforts were geared towards ensuring healthy affairs within the police.
Earlier, the CP had paid a similar visit to his alma mater, the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Ogba where he was received by the Provost of the Institute, Gbenga Adefaye, alongside his members of staff including the Deputy Provost, Dr. Jide Johnson, and others.
Odumosu noted that the visit was to further cement the existing synergy between the Institute and that the Lagos State Police Command in the overall interest of Lagos residents.