New Lagos Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi Assumes Duty

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The new helmsman that will lead the Lagos State Police Command, Abiodun Alabi, has assumed duty and stated his intention to keep the state peaceful and violence-free.

Alabi, a former Bauchi Police Commissioner, made the submission on Monday during a press briefing at the Command headquarters in Ikeja, the state capital.

Naija News reports that Alabi takes over from Hakeem Odumosu who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).

He promised to take every criticism on board and stated that the Command under his watch will respect citizens’ rights, curb corruption and extra-judicial killings.

The new Lagos police chief promised to tackle issues of cultism and gang wars and address the traffic robbery menace in the state, adding that anyone caught will be severely dealt with.

Alabi said the Command 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.

He said: “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 acts of incivility to members of the public

“I will not be allergic to constructive criticism but will see it as information to rejig our security architecture for our policing strategy.

“Therefore, I will encourage collaboration with the fourth estate of the realm and appeal that issues concerning our policing policies in the state are brought to my knowledge promptly.

“I will also endeavour to hold parleys with journalists where solutions will be tabled and addressed in an amicable manner.

“The trends and patterns of crime will continually be monitored to ensure crime mapping of the state to enable us to devise appropriate crime prevention strategies.

“Issues of gang disturbance or wars will be holistically addressed and those intransigent persons will face consequences of their actions

“I will strengthen interagency collaboration and synergy with a robust and healthy relationship with heads of security agencies in Lagos State.”

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