In its effort to restore sanity and safety into highways in Lagos State, the state police command has restored and reposition the Safer Highway Unit.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who while addressing the unit at the police headquarters said the essence of the repositioning was to restore normalcy into the highways which criminals had hitherto taken over robbing innocent citizens of their belongings.
Odumosu while charging police officers attached to the Unit as well as other tactical units in the State to be more responsive, and committed to duty so as to justify their pay thereby winning the trust and confidence of the public assured that sanity will be returned to highways in the state.
Similarly, the police boss directed that the reinvigorated Unit should henceforth forward regular reports of its activities to him for periodic assessment.
Addressing them further, the CP warned against any form of brutality, extortion, misuse of firearms and other unprofessional conducts. According to him, any police officer found acting in flagrant disregard to the Police Act and Regulations, and other statutory regulations would be severely dealt with.
The Commissioner of Police reminded all officers and men in the Command of their responsibility to protect lives and property of the citizens and that such responsibility must be properly carried out all the time within the ambit of the law.