Lagos – The Lagos State Police Command has reassured residents of the state of its dedication to detecting and preventing crime.
Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the command had been proactive as regards crime investigations.
“For any crime that is committed, we are to do investigation, nobody tells us how or when to do this.
“Our duty as police officers mandates us to do so and as a command that is very proactive to issues like this, we do that.” Nwosu said.
He added that it was the police responsibility to prevent or detect crime which could only be done through investigation.
“We are to do investigations on every crime committed either detected by the police or reported by the public.
“It is one of our paramount duties according to the Section 4 of the Police Act. We try to prevent crime, if we cannot prevent it, we detect and it is during investigation that we detect.” he said.
Nwosu said this in reaction to some criminal cases under investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.
He added that Lagosians should disregard any report describing the police as incompetent in conducting investigations.
He said that Lagosians should be calm as the command would continue to rid Lagos State of crime.