Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal has commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his massive investment and commitment to security of lives and property, saying the achievements recorded by the Command were largely due to the support of the State Government.
He said in tackling the security threats from the creeks, it was instructive to note that the Governor recently approved the procurement of six additional gunboats to effectively police the waterways, among other interventions by the State Government.
On crime statistics in the State from November 2017 to September 2018, the CP said 233 robbery incidents were foiled by the police in the last one year, while 701 arms and ammunitions were recovered, with nine kidnappers and 669 cultists arrested in various parts of the State.
He said 290 armed robbers were arrested with 15 dead during encounter with the police, while a total of 186 murder cases and 43 suicide/attempted suicide cases were recorded.
However, the CP said one police officer was lost during the period under review.