…Commissioner Fayoade Emphasizes Crackdown on Cultism, Traffic Robbery, and Kidnapping
In a significant operation, the Commissioner of Police for the Lagos State Command, Mr. Adegoke Fayoade, announced the successful arrest of seven high-ranking cultists in the Ikorodu area over the past five days. The disclosure came during Commissioner Fayoade’s interaction with members of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) at the State Command Headquarters on Thursday.
CP Fayoade revealed that three individuals were apprehended on Tuesday, with an additional four arrested on Thursday at different locations within Ikorodu, Lagos. He underscored his commitment to tackling major crimes such as cultism, traffic robbery, and kidnapping in the state.
During the session, the CP sought the support of CRAN members, emphasizing their role as essential eyes and ears in providing feedback and valuable information. He expressed a determination to partner with the judiciary to ensure that arrested criminals face extended periods of incarceration.
The Lagos State police boss pledged transparency in his operations, assuring that no officer would be shielded from accountability for wrongdoing. CP Fayoade emphasized the need for his officers and men to carry out their duties professionally and urged the public to report any instances of unprofessional conduct.
In addressing concerns related to commercial motorcyclists, he announced stricter enforcement measures, highlighting the role some of them play in the security challenges faced by the state. He cautioned against land issues, categorizing them as civil matters but warned that those attempting to cause trouble through land disputes would face consequences.
President of CRAN, Mr. Olalekan Olabulor, expressed the association’s support for Commissioner Fayoade, ensuring that information would be readily available for members to work with in partnership with law enforcement. The CP called on Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to create conducive environments in their stations, encouraging the public to report any issues or complaints when necessary.