The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has deployed extra mobile police officers to secure the correctional centres in the state.
This was disclosed after he received the new Controller of Correctional Service, Lagos, Comp Francis Adebisi, and his entourage, at the Police Command headquarters, Ikeja the state capital.
A brief detail of the meeting was shared on Twitter by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday.
He wrote, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu presently playing a host to the new Controller of Correctional Service, Lagos, Comp Francis Adebisi, and his entourage, at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja GRA. It’s in furtherance of the CPs plans to forestall attacks.”
According to him, the CP said, “I have deployed additional mobile policemen to the correctional centres in Lagos State.”
The decision by the CP might not be unconnected to the attack on the Owerri Correctional Centre in Imo State where over 1,884 inmates were set free by gunmen on Monday.
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The Imo State Police Command was also attacked on the same day by gunmen who set several vehicles ablaze.