CP Idowu Owohunwa

CP Idowu Owohunwa

Juliana Francis

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Idowu Owohunwa recently met with strategic commanders on beefing security in the state and then launched ‘Operation Flush’ to stamp out crime.

It was gathered that the strategic meeting and the launching of ‘Operation Flush’ became necessary following recent agitations by some residents of Lagos State concerning complaints of the resurgence of traffic robberies and other disturbances.

Owohunwa on July 27, 2023, summoned a meeting with all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), Tactical Commanders, and other strategic officers.

At the meeting, Owohunwa, unequivocally warned all DPOs against dereliction of duty, vowing that any officer found culpable would be dealt with by laid down rules.

He equally charged them to review their respective security architecture towards improving security in their respective AORs and stamping out completely all forms of traffic robbery and other vices.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said: “To further consolidate this stance, the CP has launched a state-wide operation designed to identify exact trouble spots, especially along construction areas, and flush out criminals, particularly traffic robbers and other miscreants. The operation code named Operation Flush commences with immediate effect.

“In the same vein, the CP has urged residents and visitors to Lagos State to continue to support the police in the task of fighting crime and criminality by providing prompt information and giving all forms of assistance required of them.

“CP Owohunwa has assured Lagosians that the Lagos State Police Command would continue to partner with the government and other stakeholders towards ensuring optimum safety and security for all and sundry.”

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