At a ceremony that took place on Monday, AIG Hakeem Odumosu officially handed over to the new state commissioner of police, Abiodun Alabi.
The new Police boss, while speaking with newsmen shortly after the handing over ceremony said:
“There will be respect for fundamental Human Rights I will ensure that no breach of Human Rights will be tolerated under my command and watch. Although Lagos State is undoubtedly a familiar turf for me having served in the state for many years in different capacities, nevertheless, it has become necessary to bring to the fore my template and policing vision.
“We will also ensure that our men’s conduct while discharging their duties must be in conformity with our professional ethics especially with issues of corruption and extra Judicial killing and act of incivility to members of the public.”
“We will strive to build confidence and trust in members of the public particularly with state actors and none state actors through intelligent-led community policing.
Area commanders and Divisional Police Officers will be encouraged to meet regularly to ensure common problems confronting their various areas of responsibilities are collectively addressed. ”
CP Alabi also stressed that
“I will not be allergic to constructive criticism but will see it as an information to rejig our security architecture for our policing strategy. I also want to most sincerely commend the relentless efforts of the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector of General, AIG Hakeem Odumosu whose operational dexterity and administrative acumen culminated in the security serenity enjoyed in Lagos State today.”
As part of his parting words, the outgoing police boss in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, urged Lagosians to support the new police boss.