The new Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Babatunde Odumosu who assumed duty on Monday as assured Lagosians of fighting crime to a standstill.
CP Odumosu made this disclosure at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja after he takes over from the former Commissioner of Police, AIG Zubairu Muazu.
At a brief handing over ceremony, the outgoing CP Zubairu Muazu, who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police handed over to CP Odumosu after they both appended their signatures on copies of a handing over note.
While speaking with newsmen, CP Odumosu sought for the support of all in the state.
He said, “together we can make Lagos State safe for every law abiding citizen.
He sought for the support of all and sundry to make Lagos State safe.
He said his activity will be hinged on community policing whereby everybody will participate.
He promised that his administration will keep policemen on their toes in order to protect fundamental human rights of every citizen of this state. He stressed, “When I say citizens, only law abiding citizens.
“I want to assure members of the public that by coming on the saddle, I will improve on the successes already achieved by my outgoing AIG.
He thanked the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu for considering him worthy to steer the affairs of the state in crime controlling.
“So we are here to fight crime and crime we shall fight to a standstill.”
He expressed optimism that with the support of the State Government, with cooperation of members of the public, Lagosians will go to bed, sleep and snore.”