Leaders of communities in the Oko Oba, Agege area of Lagos State have urged the police to tackle the upsurge in crime as the Yuletide approaches.
The leaders, who held a meeting with the Divisional Police Officer of the Oko Oba division, Oyegbemi Bukoye, under a programme tagged, ‘Eminent Persons Forum,’ said the police had a lot of work to do as crimes usually increased towards the end of the year.
The Baale of Abule Egba Titun, Oko Oba, Akin Bakare, said some youths used end-of-the-year carnivals to perpetrate evils, asking the police to cancel such gatherings.
He said, “Also, the use of bangers poses a great threat. The police should watch out for beer parlours to reduce crime rate in the communities.”
The Secretary, Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State, Ojokoro branch D, Mr. Adesina Kareem, said riders using their motorcycles for robbery should also be checked.
The Area Commander, Area G Command, Ogba, Lanre Ogunlowo, said the police would achieve a great deal if the community leaders availed them of information at all times.
The Oko Oba DPO said the police would not relent in tackling crimes.