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CP Manko Vows To Put An End To Crimes In Lagos

Ruth Bamidele, Lagos

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko has promised to continue to introduce measures that will rid the state of criminal elements.

Addressing newsmen on Tuesday at the Lagos Police Command, the CP highlighted the achievements of the command through different measures introduced in the state.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko (M) addressing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko (M) addressing newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

His words: “In the year 2013, the command introduced an internal security scheme known as Operation Shango, 7 cities project and CTU, we also trained personnel in weapon handling at the Police Training school and Police Shooting Range near Badagry.”

Recounting part of police achievements during the past year, the CP revealed that 472 armed robbers were arrested, 16,034 ammunitions recovered, 919 stolen vehicles were also recovered.

Manko added that kidnap cases reduced in 2013, as 15 cases were reported, compared to 19 cases reported in 2012. Child stealing cases was 17, opposed to 35 cases reported in 2012. 154 cases of armed robbery was recorded as opposed to 160 reported in 2012.

African Examiner However gathered that there was an increase in murder as it rose from 106 in 2012 to 111 in 2013, rape in 2012 was 129 cases while in 2013 rose to 132 cases.

The Police Boss also explained that armed robbers killed 39 policemen while the cops shot dead 146 bandits in 2013.

The CP called for reforms in the criminal justice system, lamenting that it is disheartening when hoodlums are taken to court and few weeks later, they are seen hovering around again in the society.



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