Lagos lawmaker says only state police can halt criminal activities


Member of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade has said the only way to bring an end to criminal activities in the country is for the Federal Government to allow states have their own police.

Olulade who represents Epe 2 constituency, argued that creation of state police would address the problems of high-profile killings, kidnappings and crimes in general, insisting that it would also help to create jobs and instil sense of security among the populace.

While noting that creation of state police would enable indigenes of any community to identify “who is who”, he explained that he whole heartedly support the creation of state police for the very simple reason that it will check the incessant cases of abuse by policemen and the high and mighty in society.

Olulade who was reacting to the recent rescue of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode for his administration’s role on the safe return of the monarch.

“The state government has been doing a lot in procuring arms and ammunition for the police and the issue of welfare of these policemen is something that is paramount to this administration.”

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