The Punch

We’re clearing criminal hideouts around Long Bridge, says DPO

- Deji Lambo

THE Divisional Police Officer, Warewa Police Station in the Obafemi Owode Local Government of Ogun State, CSP Abdulfatta­h Ogunsanya, has appealed for support from the government and private organisati­ons to improve security on the Long Bridge, Lagos-ibadan Expressway and beyond.

Speaking during a visit to the Punch Place, headquarte­rs of Punch Nigeria Limited in Ogun State, Ogunsanya said efforts were on to clear criminal hideouts by cutting the bush around the Long Bridge, adding that empowering the division through the donation of vehicles and motorcycle­s would strengthen the police’s efforts in combating crimes.

He said, “We are here to inform the public that a new Divisional Police Officer has arrived to tackle insecurity in the Warewa Division and part of the things we need to strengthen our efforts in combating crime in the division include vehicles and motorcycle­s.

“We want the government and private organisati­ons to help us with that and also assist in establishi­ng three observatio­nal posts on the Long Bridge to enable us to adequately monitor activities on the bridge.

“We also need the bridge to be lighted up so as to enable our men to see clearly to combat any form of criminalit­y on the bridge. Also, the installati­on of CCTV cameras and wire mesh on the entire stretch of the bridge will assist in preventing hoodlums from accessing the bridge to perpetrate crime.”

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