While reacting to public complaints about the unending armed robbery operations carried out on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway, Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Lagos State Police Command, said that the police have already put in place a strategy to help them curb the crimes and yield positive results.
Ali, during the interview on Monday, also announced that over 100 armed robbery suspects have been arrested on Mile 2-Badagry Expressway between January to August, 2019.
According to him, all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) have a duty to monitor traffic situation during traffic jams and night hours, with a view to aid in the decongesting of traffic and checking criminals operating during such period.
‘’Our major challenge on the Badagry Expressway is the bad road and the articulated vehicles and tankers parked on the road from Mile 2. They are not helping security matter on that road.
“The tankers blocked the expressway. Heavy traffic is built up daily and that attracted robbers to operate. Yet, our men are moving round to secure members of the public on that road.
“Our monitoring men are all in different parts of the metropolis,’’ he said, adding that more officers have been deployed in motorcycles, patrol vehicles and on foot to the affected areas.
He also promised round the clock surveillance and traffic control which would complement the other traffic officials and monitor criminal activities.