Lagos - Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has said that the bank robbery that took place at the Lekki area of the state could have been prevented if enough policemen were on ground instead of being deployed to protect President Goodluck Jonathan, Punch reports.
He said over 2 123 policemen provided security for the President while the armed robbers laid siege at the First City Monument Bank Plc in Lekki last week.
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Fashola, who said this at the 2015 Agric Value Chains Empowerment programme, lamented that nearly all the vehicles bought by the state government for the police to be able to respond rapidly to crimes were on the alert for the President.
Three policemen and a teenage fish hawker were shot dead at close range by the robbers dressed in military camouflage.
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