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New Lagos CP Warns Officers Against Accidental Discharge

The new Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa on Wednesday warned officers and men under his command against accidental discharged.

He gave the warning during his visit to some area commands as part of his familiarisation tour to all police formations under his control.

The CP visited Area G Ogba and Area F Ikeja respectively, where he addressed all the Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, in the areas and urged the officers and men to be professional in their conducts as he will deal decisively with every unprofessionalism by any one under him.

“I will not take accidental discharged from any of my officers. Infact, there is nothing like accidental discharge and it must not happen.

“Someone cock the gun and that same person fire. You call it accidental discharged? No, I will not accept it. No one will be spared for accidental discharged in this command,” CP Owohunwa said.

He also requested the Area Commanders and DPOs to furnished him with all the black spots under them and how they were been checking.

He also requested the officers to tell him the challenges in their areas and divisions.

The police boss had also visited the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, earlier, where he met with the Executive Secretary of the fund, Dr. Abdulrasaq Balogun and requested for continuous support.

The LSSTF boss while welcoming the CP to Lagos command, said that the fund will always support the police and other security agencies in the state.

Balogun said they have been working with all former CPs in the state, stressing, that the fund cannot stop during his time.

He explained that the fund was established to save people and their property in Lagos State.

CP Owohunwa, took over the baton of leadership of police command in Lagos from CP Abiodun Alabi, now Acting AIG in charge of Zone 2, Onikan.

At the event on Tuesday, Owohunwa said he was going to hit the ground running immediate, stressing that he will visit many police formations under him unannounced.

He said he was motivated by the fact that the Police Command in the State was blessed with the most resilient, highly diligent, dedicated, and passionate police officers.

CP Owohunwa said he will optimally leverage on the strengths of the command to positively change the policing narratives in the State.

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