- Lagos state commissioner of police Imohimi Edgal said the state is surrounded by water
- Edgal declared that there are lot of creeks, as well as legal and illegal jetties
- He, however, noted that the security architecture in the state is tight
Police have planned to launch a special patrol convoy dedicated for a 24-hour surveillance of banks and other financial institutions around riverine areas and creeks in Lagos state.
Vanguard reports that it was disclosed in a four point statement issued at the end of a courtesy visit on the state commissioner of police Imohimi Edgal by heads of security, banks and other institutions in Nigeria.
Edgal said: ''Lagos is surrounded by water. We have a lot of creeks, as well as legal and illegal jetties and generally banks that are situated in such areas are more vulnerable.
''In addition we resolved that a letter will be written to Nigerian communication commission to review the rank of officers who sign letters of investigation from the rank of an assistant commissioner of police, to an assistant superintendent of police.
''Service providers are hiding under from the fact that they have approvals from the NCC, They don’t honour request for information from the police except such letters are signed by officers of the rank of ACP. This is hampering investigation and there is need to review it.
''First of all, how many assistant commissioners of police do we have? Banks are all over the place, all across the country, I expect that letters signed by a senior police officer of the rank of ASP and above should be sufficient and honoured so that information is gotten on time to enable investigation to be completed on time before the hoodlums disperse or relocate.''
Speaking, head of security and safety, union bank and chairman of heads of security, banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria, Sam Agbanusi, who led the delegation, said the statement also called for proactive measures with a view to checkmating criminal activities that are inimical to security.
He said: “Since 2018is a pre-election year, a lot of activities will be on and you cannot rule out the possibility of crime rate increasing. So, we are trying to be proactive and not reactionary to issues.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the inspector general of police Ibrahim Idris rated himself high as Nigeria’s police chief, saying he has performed his duty very well.
Idris made this known in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, during the 9th general assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
According to him, ''Successes in the police was because of a code of conduct for police officers, which he said he successfully institutionalised. The code is otherwise called ‘Our Creed’.
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