The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that police officers attached to the command have arrested no fewer than 127 suspected traffic robbers across the state in space of three months.
He added that the suspects were picked up at various locations within Lagos State from March, 202 1till date while carrying out the act and that others were picked up following credible intelligence and reports from Lagosians who fall victims.
Odumosu said that with the feat, the command was working relentlessly and reassured Lagosians that robbery in traffic would soon fizzle out and become history in the state, adding that the police has deployed its human and material resources to tackle the menace headlong.
Giving the assurance on Thursday in his Ikeja office, the police boss noted that the command has been fighting robbery in traffic relentlessly, even before the recent donation of crime-fighting equipment and communication gadgets to the command by the Lagos State Government.
According to him, the fight against the menace would be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the Lagos State Government.
Odumosu asserted that robbery in traffic has drastically reduced based on the available empirical figure of the isolated cases of robbery in traffic, which he claimed, was not unconnected to the command’s renewed anti-crime strategies being implemented.
Similarly, the commissioner announced the commencement of training of police operatives attached to the newly formed Anti Traffic Robbery Squad to tackle the menace of robbery in traffic in Lagos State.
Odumosu who also directed that the combat training, musketry, and range practice for police personnel in the command should be continuous, attributed successes recorded in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state to training and re-trainng of police officers and collaboration with the public and other security agencies in the state.