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Lagos Police in collaboration with correctional facilities to bolster security



The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu on Wednesday, April 7, met with the Controller of Correctional Service Lagos State, Mr Francis Adebisi, and top officers in the state.

The Police CP placed the officers on red alert and also discussed reviewing operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attacks in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The Police PRO stated that Odumosu engaged the officers in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better security structures in the state and to prevent any attacks on police formations, correctional centres, and vulnerable places within Lagos State.

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“The meeting agreed on many strategies to be adopted including robust intelligence gathering, surveillance, sectorising the state for easy policing, constant patrol and deployment of personnel to strategic places and multi-agency collaboration amongst others.

“The police boss gave clear directives to the full implementation and enforcement of the strategies adopted to achieve the goals of effective security of the state generally,” the statement added.

Also, as part of the plans to forestall any form of attacks in the state, the Commissioner of Police met with the Controller of Correctional Service Lagos State, Mr Francis Adebisi, in his Ikeja office.

The CP, while deliberating on securing the major Correctional Centres in Lagos State, promised the Controller to sustain the deployment of mobile men to the Correctional Centres in the state. C

He also promised to partner with the Correctional Service and other stakeholders to improve the Criminal Justice System in Lagos State.

The Controller of Correctional Service, Mr Francis Adebisi in response commended the efforts of the Commissioner of Police on providing adequate security for all and sundry and promoting sustainable synergy amongst security agencies in the state.

Odumosu’s meeting with the Controller Of Prison in Lagos comes a day after gunmen attacked the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri and correctional center also in Imo, the state capital.


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