The police in Lagos on Friday refuted reports that the command shifted blame to the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Army for the FESTAC Town robbery on two banks on Tuesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO of Zone 2, Adebowale Lawal, made the clarification while addressing journalists in Lagos.
Mr. Lawal, a chief superintendent of police, said the Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, in charge of zone, Bala Hassan, did not blame either of the two security formations while granting interviews.
“There is no basis for the allegations that the police shifted blame to the Army and the Navy that they did not respond when they were called.
“In fact, they all gave their assurances that they are ever ready to work with him to ensure that Lagos and Ogun states under the zone are peaceful.
“I wouldn’t know where the journalist got that information from because while the AIG was granting the interview, he never at any time shifted blame to either of the two.
“The AIG in charge of Zone 2, Bala Hassan, upon assumption of duty visited other sister security agencies,” Mr. Lawal said.
“This is because he appreciated the collaborative efforts of all the agencies in combating crime in Lagos and Ogun states which he coordinates.
“He appreciates their collaborative efforts in fighting crime and that is one of the reasons he visited them to seek continuous support and to strengthen the relationship,” he said.
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