CP Adegoke Fayoade meets the Security Stakeholders in Area D Command Mushin, says ‘We are commited to safety and security, criminality will be eradicated in all parts of Lagos State’.

….As ACP Bamidele Awoniyi mentioned the Achievements of Area D Command.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, CP Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade paid his familiarization visit to the security stakeholders in Area D, Mushin on Thursday 18th April, under the watchful eye of the Area Commander, ACP Bamidele Awoniyi.

CP Adegoke Fayoade arrives Area D Command

Among the dignitaries present at the gathering were, the representative of Olumushin of Mushin land, HRM, Oba Fatai Ayinla Aileru, representative of Onitire of Itire land, HRM, ObaTajudeen Ishola Odubiyi ll, The Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Hon Monsuru Oloyede Bello Obe, Chairman Area D PCRC, Engr. J.O Ogungbe, Mr. M.A Alebiosu, grand patron of Ago Division, Vice Chairman Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market Mushin, Mr Okafor, Alhaji  Surry. CEO Surry.Com  Nig. Ltd, Alhaji Milaco,  Mr. Ebube  CEO, Ebuking Invest. Ltd,  Bebex  Global W/A, Chief M.A Komolafe, Chief Onyenka Okeke, Hon, Mrs Oyelana, Engr Tajudeen Ogunbiyi, some other PCRC stakeholders and other notable dignitaries not mentioned.

Alongside CP Adegoke Fayoade, were ACP Intelligence, Joseph Jayeoba, Provost of the Command CSP Ifeanyi, OC Legal, Yetunde Cardoso, PPRO Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the host, the Area Commander Area ‘D,’ ACP Bamidele Awoniyi and all the DPO’s in Area D Command.


 Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP   Adegoke Fayoade arrives Area D

The former SCIID Officer, Fayoade Adegoke, has taken up the mantle as the new Commissioner of Police in Lagos State. Promoted to this prestigious post in September 2022, CP Adegoke Fayoade is known for his exemplary dedication and commitment to the Nigerian Police Force.

He participated in numerous local and international training courses. Proving his dedication to fighting crime, CP Adegoke has been honored with the Meritorious Award on Crime Fighting from the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria on two occasions
In addition, the National Association of Nigerian Students recognized his efforts with the Youth Motivation Award.


  CP Adegoke being welcome by the officers       of the Area D Command

CP Adegoke’s has previously served in Taraba, Akwa-Ibom, and Abia States,  His postings include Commandant of the Police Training College in Oyin-Akoko, Ondo State, and his role as Area Commander at the Ota Area Command in Ogun State, where he received the esteemed Distinguished Service Award from the Oto Awori Community.

CP Adegoke has served as DCP Maritime Command in Lagos, as well as DCP Administration at Zone 2 Headquarters in Onikan, Lagos. He also served as the DCP of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Lagos. He was also DPO Ajao Estate and DPO ilupeju Division.

CP Adegoke Fayoade, In his remarks, recognised some PCRC Security Members. ‘I, CP Adegoke Fayoade, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police welcome you all to this security meeting, I wish to thank all the PCRC members in Mushin, area D Command for your unflinching support, some have bought patrol vehicles, refurbished vehicles even furnished some of our offices.

‘The security network is our joint responsibilities, we cant achieve anything unless we work together as a team. In the UK, everyone is a Police officer that why you see their policemen arresting criminals with support of the people.With the sincere support of the public we can achieve our goals by tracking down criminals.

Speaking further, the CP intensified on security as the Police will continue to seek the support of the public. ‘I know Mushin is well known for cultism especially those cult boys from Akala, Onipanu and railway crossing, we know them well and their territory, we will go after them diligently to stop them from disturbing the peace in the community, because we are commited to safety and security to ensure people are safe.


CP Adegoke Fayoade delivering his speech

When I came to Lagos, I was aware of such crime like cultism, traffic robbers, one chance even kidnappings, our main target is to eliminate criminality in Lagos and we are dealing with that already. Lagos is a volatile city, everyday people are moving in both law abiding citizens and unlawful immigrants, the unlawful ones are commiting crimes disturbing lawful Lagosians to go about their normal businesses.Reducing crime is most important and our major concern and we are commited to combat crime in a shortest time.

CP Adegoke added, ‘ The faceless dangerous element terrorizing the area will be exposed and apprehended. I want to assure you that our officers are applying strategy of treating members of the public with high level of respect. A policeman must be friendly, ready to listen to public Complaints, response to incidents must be prompt, to make this happen the Patrol vehicles must be in good shape, at the end of the day, the complainer must be satisfied with the service provided. You must apply a open door policy. Open your door for the public, Human Rights & Civil Society, there is no secret in Police station

‘I know you have been assisting the Police alot and you mustn’t relent, Police expenditure us very huge, it requires so much money to buy many guns & ammunition and even maintenance. We cant do it alone, your support is highly needed to mobilise resources. So, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, we are commited to safety and security in Lagos especially Mushin is our concern we wont be tired until crime rate is brought to the bearest minimum and for the good people of Mushin Area D to go about their normal businesses without the fear of being robbed or denied of their valuables.

‘We can achieve all these through collaboration with businessmen, traditional, religious rulers, CDA’s, CDC’s, other Security agencies and Armed Forces by putting resources together. I want to assure you that your support wont be taken for granted, Mushin is the 2nd largest populated Area, after Alimosho. There is no reason to go and sleep and allow crime to dominate the entire areas.

Conclusively, I thank Personalities present here today to welcome and honour me, I pray, may thy Almighty God bless you all.

The Area Commander Area D, ACP Bamidele Awoniyi in his Address welcomes the Commissioner of Police CP Adegoke Fayoade to Area D Command. ‘ I welcome CP Adegoke Fayoade, other guests to Area D, the second largest Command comprising of 10 Divisions, ranging from Ajao Estate to Mushin. Among the Critical Assets located at the Area Command are the NNPC, Ejigbo, Lagos State  Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba.

ACP Bamidele Awoniyi delivering his speech

‘The Command has people with Multi- Cultural, Multi-Religious Ethnic backgrounds. Key notable Institutions under the Area Command is thep Lagos State Polytechnic at Isolo (LASPOTECH), Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market Mushin one of the largest spare parts markets in Africa, EMZOR Pharmaceuticals Company Aswani, PROMAX Nigeria Limited Ilasamaja.

Speaking further, the Area Commander said, ‘The Area Command also has some traditional rulers, like Olumushin of Mushin, Onitire of Itire, Ojon of Ejigbo, Osolo of Isolo. Since inception and taking over, the major crimes committed include Stealing, Cultism, Theft has decreased drastically with support of our Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade.

It is an excellent opportunity learning under your guidance and fresh touch Opurtunitic approaches and gentle behaviours during these few weeks of Crises in the Area Command due to cases of kidnapping experiences under (3) Divisions under me. Sir, I thank you, I like to commend you for your fatherly role you played during the crises. You provided a special drastic measure to help curb the menace of kidnapping,  ever since then, the area has been calm and Area D is number One when it comes to committing crime’.


‘Recovery of Toyota car snatched in Ajah Area has been recovered around the Area Command.

Some cultists members arrested have been charged to Court.

A stolen vehicle has been recovered at Ejigbo Area.

A stolen vehicle was recovered at Isolo

A new Hilux was bought by the PCRC at isolo Division in Area D attached by a  CCTV Camera provided under the Chairmanship of Engr. J.O Ogungbe.

Conclusively, all the Divisions in Area D are lacking moveable Patrol vehicles. Am pleading sir, if vehicles are available we want to partake sir. Thank you sir, God bless you all.

Ejigbo LCDA Chairman,  Hon. Monsuru Oloyede Bello Obe.

In a brief interview with the Chairman Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Monsuru Oloyede Bello Obe said, ‘The stakeholders Security meeting is a wake up call to a greater heights, its a must that we come together whether you are a traditionalist, politician,  local Government chairman, or whoever you are if you want peace in your community. It’s a good dimension . Am Representating other Council chairmen I will relate the message to them. Ofcourse, security matters should be taken with all seriousness.

Engr. Ogungbe in a brief interview with journalists who attended the security meeting, Commended all the DPO’s in Area D Command for their proactivenes and responsiveness. He said, ‘all of them are doing well, am not scared of anyone if they are not doing well, I will say it loud that they are not. Am the PCRC chairman Area D. CP promised to come and see us the other time, on  two occasions, when we bought the vehicle worth 4million at my Division Isolo, you know as a policeman he is always busy.


    Engr. Ogungbe, Chairman PCRC, Area D           Command

‘The PCRC in my Division are working hand in hand, we also bought a Standby generator. No manpower, no enough patrol vans in Area D. My advice is that Nigerian Government should intervene to assist the police. Youths have been advised to stay away from cultism, even the whole problems started from secondary schools where they were initiated. Also lack of parental care can lead to cultism, theft and other vices’.

Also in a brief interview with Mr. M.A Alebiosu, grand patron of Ago Division, an exco member in area D and also an exco member of PCRC Abuja, said  ‘ I joined PCRC as far back in 1993, during time when former IGP Aliyu Atta was the IGP. Am one of the organisers of today’s stakeholders meeting. It was an excellent event. All the officers are ok trying their best to retain peace at the Command. The Area Command is working assiduously to retain peace as well. The youths of nowadays, their problem is big only God can save them’.

Finally, ACP Bamidele Awoniyi the Area Commander Area D, in a brief interview with the journalists said, ‘When you look around we interact with the members of the public freely, very impactful it will go a long way and will further cement the relationship with the police.

My advice to the youth is concerning drugs abuse, the rate at which youths take drugs is unprecedented. Most times they consume these substances they dont know what they are doing, we appeal to political, religious leaders to enlighten on the effects of drugs, the need to be productive and shun drugs’.

ACP Bamidele Awoniyi added that, PCRC has been very supportive, government cant do it alone, we have prominent members in the society anytime need arises they render assistance without any hesitation, and we have been having cordial relationships. If you can check past records in the last two years, Area D Command comprising of 10 Divisions have been so peaceful due to change of policy, talk more instead of carrying gun and shooting people’.

He said,’  all our DPO’s are working relentlessly, sleeping in their offices, as the CP has instructed all the Area Commanders and DPO’s to sleep in their offices. That is what we do to maintain peace at the Area Command.

The PCRC attended the security meeting in a large number, all because I see myself as a member of the public, I  once experienced it when I was the DPO Ajah, I had a good relationship with the people, when they have occasion, they invite me and I will attend. I see myself as a member of the society. Even, oneday I will retire from the job, I will join them, am already practising it Is very easy for me.’

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