The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni has advised residents of the state to instantly alert the police of any crime in their neighbourhood rather than breaking the news on the social media.

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Owoseni said Nigerians should instantly alert the police of any crime, rather than withholding information and waiting to post it on the social media thereafter.

 “We have launched police application on smart phones. We have hot lines which are in public domain and we have telephones at every police station where the public can reach us at any time of the day or night. There is usually a police team at every point in the state and crime could be combated easily and quickly if the police would get the information instantly.

When they hoard information, we could have used that time to deal with the situation promptly. So, we beg the public to help us in order for us to help them. It is their taxes that are used to pay our salaries. We are always there for the public.”

Owoseni added that policemen do experience avoidable challenges from residents when they want to respond to distress calls.