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The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 ,AIG Johnson Kokumo has ordered the officers of Ogun state police Command to enforce COVID-19 protocol on the wearing of face masks in the state .
The AIG who supervises both Lagos and Ogun police commands said .said this on Wednesday during his familirisation tour to the Ogun State Police Command
He lamented that his observation while entering the State showed that only few people were using the masks as opposed to what the Federal government had said.
His words “I observed something while coming in here, I observed that people of Ogun State don’t believe that there is corona virus, out of every 50, if you make a random sample of 50 to 100, hardly could you see 2-3 people wearing nose masks, there is a need to enforce this, we must enforce it, still respecting the right of the citizens, Of course charity begins at home.
“I want to advise the management that our policemen here at the headquarters, Area Commands, Divisional headquarters should wear face masks.
“The PCRC, road transport unions and other organisations here please, let this be your take home”.
Kokumo however called on officers and men of the Command to continue to be professional, respect rights of Citizens, work ethically, shun corruption and get involved in civil cases.
He said that he observed that the police were getting involved in civil cases which is not supposed to be.
Meanwhile , Kokumo disclosed the plan to launch a joint operation against criminalities in the border areas of Lagos- Ibadan Expressway.
Kokumo who replaced retired AIG Ahmed Iliyasu said the reason for the joint-operation team followed some reports of traffic robbery on the long bridge area of the Expressway.
He said that he has spoken to Commissioners of Police of the two States on the need for a joint operation plan to combat traffic robbery in the area.
He said ” I observed on my resumption as the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 2 that there were reports of robbery in traffic along the long bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“On the way to Mowe, the observation of this, we were asked to form a joint operation of Lagos and Ogun Police personnel to address this and you would have observed that in little time it has become a thing of the past, we are no longer experiencing robbery along that road.
“We are also looking at synergy between Lagos State Command and Ogun State Command because zone 2 comprises these two States, we want to see joint operations between the two States in areas where they are needed and that is what we intent to do.
“I have spoken to the Cp and we have involved a plan, a joint operation plan to ensure that traffic in robbery along that side, that is the long bridge, Lagos- Ibadan long bridge will be a thing of the past.”