“the police; a government that understands the security challenges and welfare in the force. I have the assurances of Mr President that efforts are underway to bring smiles to the faces of the Nigeria Police Personnel.

On forensic unit, “we are taking things one after the other as we cannot do everything at the same time. We have launched CRU today. We want to build confidence in members of the public; enhance police-public collaboration. The CRU is needed to achieve all these.

“Now, members of the public that have complaints against the police has a place to do so. I want to assure Nigerians that we are going to make this place functional in all the states of the Federation. Lagos state has started and the facilities are excellent.

“Officers to work in the CRU will be carefully selected; people of impeccable integrity, would be given special training, well-motivated with exposure to training overseas. We are going to replicate this in other states of the Federation.”

Earlier, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa said the maiden visit of the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Egbetokun to the state was significantly symbolic as it afforded personnel the opportunity to interact with him and express their minds in a relaxed mood.

In his brief, he said internal security is laced with plethora of cases bordering on cultism, robbery; the proliferation and fabrication of illegal fire arms and illicit use of drugs; prevalence of land disputes and traffic robberies, adding that traffic robberies are compounded by repair works on the roads which slows down traffic and poses dangerous security threat.

While eulogizing the ingenuity of police men for their professionalism, he warned that there are some deviants among them and called on them to change over a new leaf.

Also, during his tour of facilities in Lagos, IGP Kayode Egbetokun inaugurated some projects built by Mobile Police Force No 22 Squadron under the leadership of ACP Braide Ibiye Elekima.

Such projects included the remodelled and furnished administrative building; newly built and equipped Police Clinic, ICT Centre, Tailoring workshop and 14 Bed Transit Camp.

Others were the newly installed 10 Solar light units; newly built Gate/Security post casting of 304 Square Metres parking space and Parade Ground.

In their goodwill messages by Chief Femi Falana, Mr Olumide Akpata, former President, Nigerian Bar Association, pledged support to ensure that CRU is activated in other states of the Federation.

According to Mr Akpata, he promised make resources available to establish CRU in Edo and Delta states Command just as he did in Lagos, while Chief Falana vowed to sponsor Abuja, and three other states CRU centres.

Also, the Convener, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin, Head of Security, Airtel, Dr Seyi Adetayo, while commending the police for their work but called for their proactivity

In addition, he promised to represent police personnel pro bono in the court.

Present at the CRU inauguration were the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Abiodun Sylvester Alabi; the Commander, Zone 2, Onikan, AIG Mohammed Ari Ali; Commissioners of Police of various commands in Lagos; the Commander, 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment; Commander, NNS Beecroft, Apapa and Nigerian Air force counterpart.

Others included Kenneth Chukwu Ofili of 9Mobile network, Director, Department of State Security (DSS) Lagos Command; Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos Command, Director, CLEEN Foundation among other dignitaries.

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