Lagos State is beginning to earn the dividend of Community policing if you as frequent visits to Ikorodu and environs by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal has helped the betterment of the state’s security.
Edgal sought community partnership in crime prevention and general safety, a move which has further led to 200 youths of Ikorodu, Lagos who hitherto belonged to different cult groups such as Black Axe, Buccaneers, Aiye and Eiye secret confraternities to renounce their memberships of the underworld associations.
The latest renunciation of cultism increased the number of youths who had so far ditched the evil association in Lagos state to 860 youths.
Speaking at the occasion, the CP felicitated with the youths for choosing the path of peace and progress and letting off the path of death and destruction.
Edgal advised the youths to not only renounce cultism but to do away with it in its entirety and work assiduously to help their rooted friends out of crime.
The CP also appreciated the traditional ruler of Ikorodu land, Oba Kabiru Shotobi and members of his cabinet for agreeing totally with the Community policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police and for their roles in gaining the cooperation of the youths of their land to quit cultism.
He further thanked the Chairman of the Local government, Hon. Wasiu for agreeing to provide vocational training for the youths to enable them reintegrate fully into society
The CP put an end to his speech by ordering the Area Commander in charge of Ikorodu, ACP Mohammdu Amodu to document, profile and obtain the biometrics of all the repented youths and reach out to them from to time to ascertain their well being and keep them abreast of their importance to the growth of the society.