Lagos Police scolds Ikorodu Obas over criminal activities

EKOCITY MAGAZNE — Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, has warned traditional rulers in Ikorodu area against harbouring criminals who were unleashing terror on their subjects.

Owoseni gave the warning on Sunday during an interactive meeting with traditional rulers in Ikorodu over the incessant violent crimes by suspected militants in the area.

The police boss expressed sadness over incessant kidnapping, pipeline vandalism, robbery, cultism and killings of innocent persons in the area.

Four policemen, an army captain and a civilian were on killed by suspected militants in Isawo area of Ikorodu on April 9.

Owoseni told the royal fathers that the police would no longer tolerate people being killed and maimed under the watchful eyes of traditional rulers.

He urged the traditional rulers to join hands with the police so that hoodlums would have no place to hide or operate in their domains.

Owoseni accused some chiefs in the area of collaborating with criminals to unleash terror on residents.

He said there is conspiracy of silence on criminal activities and this conspiracy must stop by traditional rulers in Ikorodu.

Reacting to what the Commissioner said, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Shotobi, promised that the traditional institution would partner with security operatives in curbing crimes in the area.

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