The Immediate past Commissioner of Police, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, has officially handed over to the new state Commissioner of police Abiodun Alabi at a ceremony that took place on Monday, January 24.
The new Lagos CP, Alabi promised to increase police presence in all parts of the state while speaking with newsmen, shortly after the handing over ceremony. He said;
“There will be respect for fundamental Human Rights I will ensure that no breach of Human Rights will be tolerated under my command and watch. Although Lagos State is undoubtedly a familiar turf for me having served in the state for many years in different capacities, nevertheless, it has become necessary to bring to the fore my template and policing vision.
We will also ensure that our men’s conduct while discharging their duties must be in conformity with our professional ethics especially with issues of corruption and extra Judicial killing and act of incivility to members of the public.”
He added that
“We will strive to build confidence and trust in members of the public particularly with state actors and non-state actors through intelligence-led community policing.
Area commanders and Divisional Police Officers will be encouraged to meet regularly with non state actors to ensure common problems confronting their various areas of responsibilities are collectively addressed. ”
CP Alabi also stressed that
“I will not be allergic to constructive criticism but will see it as an information to rejig our security architecture for our policing strategy. I also want to most sincerely commend the relentless efforts of the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector of General, AIG Hakeem Odumosu whose operational dexterity and administrative acumen culminated in the security serenity enjoyed in Lagos State today.”