On Saturday, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the removal of all illegal police roadblocks on the Lagos-Badagry expressway.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the state police command’s spokesperson, said in a statement that Odumosu gave the order on Friday while speaking to Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the command.
“In his bid to restore sanity and decency to the operations of the police along the ever-busy international route, Lagos/Badargy Expressway, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the immediate dismantling of illegal road blocks by the police teams from the Lagos State Police Command.
“He ordered the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers whose jurisdictions fall along the Badargy Expressway; Festac and Area K, Marogbo, to withdraw their men from the illegal road blocks.
“He directed that they embark on aggressive motorised patrol and surveillance to police their areas and the route.
“The Commissioner of Police confirmed that the illegal police road blocks along the route have been condemned by the government, international bodies and interest groups and they must be dismantled without delay,” he said.
Other police operatives from other police units operating along the route, who are not under the control of the Lagos State Police Command, will be contacted to change and do what is necessary to restore sanity to their operations, according to the CP.
The CP then issued a warning to the concerned Area Commanders, advising them to cease and desist from taking any action that would jeopardize complete compliance with his order, as any defaulter would be punished accordingly.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN