Lagos State Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday said the state Police Command was well equipped to protect lives and properties of residents of the state.
Imohimi spoke at a meeting organised by the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, NOPRIN, in Lagos.
The meeting was put together to review the draft report of a survey on the implementation of the Lagos State Administration of Criminal Justice Law by the Nigeria Police.
Represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Mr. Bolaji Salami, Mr. Imohimi, said the era of hour-long robbery operations was gone in the state as the command had put measures in place to address the situation, saying “before now, there used to be bank robbery. Robbers used to go to banks with generators and operate for many hours; but that can never happen in Lagos again.”
He noted that with the provision of armoured tanks and the empowerment of the state rapid response squad, the police had been adequately equipped to secure the people of the state and their properties.
“We have our vehicles stationed in many locations in the state. If you go around Lagos in the night now, you will see the vehicles around”, he added. Earlier, the national coordinator of NOPRIN, Okechukwu Nwanguma, praised the police commissioner for his reforms in the state since he assumed office.