Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, Wednesday, warned operatives of the disbanded Specific Anti-Theft Squad, SARS and completely different tactical squads to stop parading themselves beneath any encrypted determine.
That’s merely as three hoodlums who hijacked the persevering with protest to commit crime had been almost lynched by mob in Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos.
Odumosu, who debriefed operatives of the disbanded squads on the command headquarters, Ikeja, formally educated them of the formation of the model new Specific Weapons and Methods Group, SWAT which will take care of armed theft, kidnapping, violent crimes and completely different weapon-associated crimes inside the nation.
He moreover directed that every one pending circumstances and operational uniforms/wears or attires be handed over to the State Felony Investigations and Intelligence the Division, SCIID.
He moreover directed that the squad’s satellite tv for pc television for laptop workplaces all through the state should be taken over by the closest Divisional Police Headquarters inside the respective areas.
Odumosu, appealed to the general public to report “ misconduct of any police personnel claiming to be SARS operatives inside the state, or venturing into opening or investigating circumstances beneath the SARS or any of the disbanded tactical teams in Lagos State”.
Within the an identical vein, he appealed to protesters to be legislation-abiding, to maintain up peace and respect the rights and opinions of various Lagosians, describing blockage of entry roads to completely different Nigerians as pointless.
Within the meantime, in Alausa, three suspected hoodlums who hid beneath the guise of protesters to hijack a woman’s cellphone had been arrested.
The suspects: Sulaimọn Ayinde, Damilọla Balogun and Niyi, had been overwhelmed to a state of coma and abandoned on the doorway of the Lagos Assembly gate.