New Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has said he is willing to dine with the devil, if necessary, to ensure the safety of lives and properties in the state.
Edgal declared this yesterday, when he visited Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.
It could be recalled that Ambode had challenged Imohimi to deliver on the enormous task before him which is the effective and efficient policing of the nation’s commercial hub.
However, in his response to the governor, the Lagos Police boss said: “It is my pleasure to stand here as the Lagos state commissioner of police.
“My policing plan for the state, which is entirely aimed at making the state the safest city to live and do business in Africa; is based on the philosophy of community-policing and community-safety partnership.
“I intend to partner everybody, to ensure that Lagos is secured.
“I told my officers and men that my passion for this assignment means if I have to dine with the devil, with a long spoon, to ensure that Lagosians live in peace and happiness, I will do so.
“Lagos is a cosmopolitan city, the issue of security is dynamic and of course, policing must also be dynamic.
“I will roll out my policing plan to achieve this. I want to thank the Lagos State Government for its support to the police. Without support, both in terms of equipment and advocacy, there is no way the police would have been able to achieve what they have achieved within the short span.
“Mr. Governor, let me assure you, on behalf of my men, that we would not let you down and the state down.’’