The Lagos State commissioner of police, Kayode Aderanti, has said the Crack Squad, the newly established investigative and intelligent unit of the Lagos State police command is very timely and a welcome development in crime fighting.
The Crack Squad was recently established to further complement the effort of the Lagos State Police Command to rid the state of hardened criminals who have the backings of well-placed individuals in the society.
The Lagos state police Crack Squad is coming on the directive of the IGP’s office which has since swung into action by arresting top government officials in Edo State over deadly cult killings in the state.
The Lagos state police Crack Squad headed, by SP Ogowe, a competent and quiet investigator is given the task to bring to book highly placed Nigerians in Lagos state sponsoring criminals.
The Crack Squad comprises of highly intelligent officers drawn from the Mobile Police Unit and the State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a telephone interview with Aderanti, the police boss explained that the newly Crack Squad is specially mandated with a 3-point agenda in fighting and combating crimes.
According to him, highly placed black spots which are ‘no go’ areas and so called untouchables, will be cracked down.
He further stated that the Unit is headed by an experienced mobile police officer, Ogowe who had commanded Units at the Nigeria borders successfully.
The commissioner, while commending the effort of SP Abba Kyria, the officer in charge of SARS Ikeja, however said a lot needs to be done in combating highly placed criminals in the state adding that the newly created Crack Squad will not interfere with t the duties of other Units in the Command, but will synergize with other Units to rid Lagos of crime.