Lagos — LAGOS State Police Command, yesterday, said the clash between its men and those of the Nigerian Navy last Friday, in Apapa area of Lagos, over the enforcement of the new traffic law, would not deter it from carrying out its constitutional responsibility.
It also vowed to bring to book any security personnel who took laws into his/her hand.
Trebor Round-about in Apapa, was last Friday, thrown into pandemonium following a violent clash between Naval Ratings and Policemen attached to the Lagos State TaskForce on Environmental and Special Offences, during which some policemen reportedly sustained injuries.
Briefing on the development, the Lagos State Police Command boss, Mr. Umar Manko, said the situation wound have been more violent but for the proactive steps taken, saying "on the part of the Police, I took charge of the operation and ensured that our men did not respond because of the synergy we have with Navy authorities. But I must warn that nobody has a monopoly of violence. We also have armories and
"I have sent my report to the Inspector-General of Police. I know that personnel in a democratic environment who decide to take laws into their hands will be brought to book. There is nobody in this state that is above the law. I think all of us have a responsibility to play; The Army, Navy, Police and residents of Lagos have a duty to ensure that this new traffic law works.