By Godson Ikiebey-
Lagos state governor elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged the police to adopt modern techniques in fighting crimes.
He said this while speaking on Saturday, April 6, 2019 during a condolence visit to the family of Kolade Johnson.
The governor elect said the time had come for people to rise against indiscriminate killings.
According to him, when his administration comes on board, it would work in harmony with security operatives to ensure that this kind of incident becomes a thing of the past.
You will recall that a stray bullet had hit Johnson during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the police command at Onipetesi, Lagos-Abeokuta road, on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Speaking on the incident, Sanwo-Olu said:
“I think this incident is a wake-up call to all that there is need for the police hierarchy to take a second look at the operations of their rank and file.
“A situation where men and officers of the police and indeed any security organization will willfully cut down the lives of our youths is unacceptable. We should all speak against it. We must all rise against it. The police should realize that they are there to protect the citizens and not to send them to early grave under any guise.
“I know that the 21st century policing should thrive more on intelligence gathering, tactical operations, which will bring about clinical execution of assignment. With this in mind, our security operatives should adopt modern techniques in fighting crimes so as to reduce incidents of avoidable deaths especially of innocent youths
“It is gratifying to note that the police authorities acted promptly. We read in the news that they have dismissed the officer who allegedly fired the shot that killed Mr. Johnson. This shows to us that we are not living in Banana Republic. We live in a society where justice and equity should be the order of the day”.