Igbo Olomu Clash: Lagos CP Meets Warring Groups, Brokers Peace
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, Saturday met with warring groups in Igbo Olomu, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Authority Area of Lagos State to broker peace.
The meeting, at the instance of the Commissioner of Police, was witnessed by the Chairman of Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon. Princess Jumoke Ademehin, the Leader of the House of the LCDA, Hon Agbaje Olomu, community leaders from the Yoruba and Hausa communities including the Serki Hausanwa of Ikorodu Division, Alhaji Shittu Idris, the Chief Imam Arewa Ikorodu Division Malam Aminu, Engineer Adeleke Azeez, Mr S.O Oyeniran and others.
The Commissioner of Police appealed to them to tolerate one another and embrace peace in order to promote mutual co-existence in the areas.
CP Odumosu was accompanied to the reconciliation meeting by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, DCP Muhammed Ali, Second-in-Command, Rapid Response Squad, ACP Wale Ajao, Acting Area Commander, Area N, Ikorodu, CSP Balogun, Divisional Police Officer, Owutu, CSP Magret Okonkwo, DSP Quadri Raheem, Personal Assistant to the Commissioner of Police, and the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
The two groups condemned the ugly incident and agreed to reconcile and embrace peace after the meeting.
The Commisioner of Police assured them of creating a Police Post, after due consultation with the LCDA Chairman, in the area to take policing to their door steps and cater for their security needs.
The Chairman of Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon Princess Jumoke Ademehin appreciated the Commissioner of Police for his time and commitment to maintenance of law and order in the state; and assured the police boss of further efforts to foster peace among the groups in the area.