Muyiwa Adejobi, a chief superintendent of police, Friday May, 14, met with crime reporters in Lagos, to address what he described as the challenges facing the Lagos state police command.
CSP Adejobi, also the police public relations officer for the command at the meeting spoke on the challenges he is facing and complaints of crime reporters on the selective invitations to parades.
He cited the peculiarities of COVID-19 and the late information about parades from Lagos state police commissioner, which often handicap him, saying most times, information about parades are spurs of the moment, thus he finds it difficult to rally round journalists appropriately.
On the ‘watery’ quality of press releases emanating from the command, he noted that his job is to make information available, adding that anyone that wants further information should contact SCID PANTI, to be given access to the suspect for further questioning.
On this note, he disclosed that he wrote a memo to the CP about getting a liaison officer at Panti, whose job is to help journalists gain easier access to suspects. He said the liaison officer DSP Ebieri can be reached via 08038050216.
According to him, the CP approved this to the extent that the liaison officer can bring out suspects for the reporter even without recourse to the DC Panti, noting that this was done to put a stop to complaints by Journalists about the hostile treatment they get at PANTI.
Finally, the Lagos police image maker thanked CRAN leadership and the body for the support despite the inherent challenges.