Warn Your Children To Desist From Use Of Illicit Drugs, Cultism, Unlawfully Possessing And Using Firearms – Lagos Police CP

The Lagos state commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal has advised parents to warn their children to desist from the use of illicit drugs, cultism, unlawfully possessing and using firearms.

In a statement signed by the PRO, Chike Oti, the command revealed that youths who challenge law enforcement officers with firearms would be met with proportionate force.

Read the statement below

In view of the recent development in the state whereby some youths in Aguda Surulere, Itire and Akala-Mushin areas of Lagos State engaged in acts of brigandage, sell and use of illicit drugs, cultism, unlawfully possessing and using firearms  to fight rival cult groups, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi today Wednesday, 28th  February, 2018,  met with stakeholders, traditional rulers and opinion leaders of Itire community,  in Itire/Ikate  LCDA.

At the meeting, attended by the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim  Olohunde Salami, SSA to the Governor of Lagos State on Security, Yinka Akinriade, the Chairman Itire IKate LCDA,  Mr. Apatira Ahmed,  the Chairman   Coker /Aguda LCDA,  Mrs Akinyemi -Obe,  traditional rulers and opinion leaders in Itire community, the CP  sought their partnership and  cooperation in the ongoing effort of the Command to eradicate  cultism, stem the rising trend of drug usage and abuse and  other  forms of social vices prevalent among the  youths in their areas.

The CP urged parents and  elders  of Itire community to borrow a leaf from their counterparts in Ikorodu whose partnership with the police ensured that over 860 youths in their area renounced cultism and surrendered their firearms to the police. He urged them  to treat the issue with the urgency it deserves .

He further urged the youths to take the olive branch  offered  them by the Command as the Police authority  would be glad to welcome  and retrieve drugs and  weapons from  them.

The CP however warned that youths who challenge law enforcement officers with firearms would be met with proportionate force.
 He stated further that if  persuasion fails, the Command would be left with no choice  than to arrest and diligently prosecute law  breakers no matter how highly placed.

The meeting ended with a pledge by the elders and stakeholders that they would assist the Command in addressing the issues raised at the meeting by talking to their youths on the  negative impact of cultism and drug abuse.

Written by Jacob Akpene

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