… Orders them to submit uniforms and files to the SCIID
… As three thugs escape lynching during the protest
By Evelyn Usman
Lagos State Police Command Police Commissioner CP Hakeem Odumosu on Wednesday warned operatives from the Disbanded Special Anti-Theft Squad, SARS and other tactical squads to stop marching under any encrypted names.
This is just when three thugs who kidnapped the ongoing protest to commit a crime were nearly lynched by the mob in Alausa, Ikeja area of Lagos.
Odumosu, who interrogated the operatives of the disbanded squads at the command headquarters, Ikeja, officially informed them of the formation of the new Special Weapons and Tactics Team, SWAT, which would address armed robbery, kidnapping, crimes violence and other crimes with weapons in the country. .
It also ordered that all pending cases and uniforms / dresses or operational clothing be turned over to the Department of Criminal Investigations and State Intelligence, SCIID.
He also ordered that the brigade’s satellite offices across the state should be taken over by the nearest Divisional Police Headquarters in the respective areas.
Odumosu, called on the general public to report the “misconduct of any police personnel who claim to be SARS agents in the state or who have ventured to open or investigate cases under the SARS or any of the tactical teams dissolved in the state of Lagos ”.
In the same vein, he called on the protesters to respect the law, keep the peace and respect the rights and opinions of other Lagos residents, calling it unnecessary to block the access roads to other Nigerians.
Meanwhile, in Alausa, three suspected thugs who hid under the guise of protesters to hijack a woman’s phone were arrested.
The suspects: Sulaimọn Ayinde, Damilọla Balogun and Niyi, were beaten into a coma and left at the entrance to the Lagos Assembly gate.