22nd June, 2011
The Lagos State Police Command has carried out the instruction given by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Hafiz Ringim, to evacuate all accidented and impounded vehicles at all the police formations in the state.
When P.M.NEWS visited Police Command , Ikeja Area â€˜Gâ€™ Ogba, Elere Police Station, Alausa, Alakuko, Idimu, Makinde, Oko-Oba and Area F, Oko-Odo Divisions, this morning it is observed that the vehicles have been evacuated in compliance with the order given by the IGP.
However, investigation revealed that the removal of the vehicles in the aftermath of the bombing Police Headquarters in Abuja last Thursday by the Boko Haram millitants is not the solution.
Dependable police sources revealed that the force needs intelligence network and provision of latest bomb detectors and equipment to enable the police detect bombs and prevent crimes before they are committed.
â€œThe police have no capacity to provide security. There is no available bomb detector in the country and no Inspector General of Police is willing to address this issue because of corruption. The authorities should allocate money to procure bomb detectors and train policemen,â€ a source said
At all the divisions and commands, all vehicles were turned back and visitors were thoroughly searched and questioned on their mission to the stations before gaining entrance.
â€”Oluwole Adeboye/Dedeigbo Ayodeji