Lagos: Police Deaths Top 295 – Commissioner


BEVERLY HILLS, January 07, (THEWILL) – Fatai Owoseni, Commissioner of Police (CP), Lagos, has revealed that about 295 police officers died under his command in 2015.

Owoseni disclosed that some of the men died on the job through exchange of gunfire with robbers, illnesses, accident related incidents, among others.

The CP, while reviewing activities of the command in 2015 paid tributes to the fallen officers and commiserated with their families for the irreparable lose.

Owoseni attributed the success recorded by the force in 2015 to the constant raids of black spots, which led to the arrest of 1,110 suspected hoodlums with 82 of the suspected hoodlums set free, while 1,028 were charged to court after investigation.

“We had 745 convictions, 155 discharged by court, 128 others awaiting trials,” he said. “We also had 1,055 motorcycles impounded during the period under review.”

He revealed that between December 12 and January 6, the force had arrested about 47 suspected armed robbers and 14 cultists, who had been on the wanted list of the police and SSS for murder cases.

He added that two armed robbers were killed during exchange of gunfire with the police, while 16 different ammunition and 24 vehicles were recovered.