The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has faulted the robberies of banks attributing it to the careless attitudes of banks and financial institutions in the state to the security of their facilities and cash in transit.
This was contained in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday.
Adejobi who spoke at a meeting with banks and Cash-In-Transit officials at the command headquarters, Ikeja, stated that the Lagos CP criticised the “conspiracy, security lapses and unprofessionalism” displayed by banks and the CIT officials in the attacks on bullion vans in the state of recent.
He added, “In particular, the police boss referred to the attack on a bullion van in the Langbasa- Ajah area of Lagos State recently, where there was no adequate and/or official deployment of men for such movement. The two policemen allegedly on the escort movement were procured illegally and without the knowledge of the command. This kind of movement is condemned and unacceptable in totality.”
Odumosu, however ordered that adequate security should be provided for banks and movement of cash with due approval from him.
He adding that the Police command would no longer tolerate “any kangaroo security arrangement for cash in transit” in the state.
The CP also inaugurated a committee for the implementation of the rules and regulations for providing security to banks, financial institutions and movement of valuables within the state.