About 30 hoodlums have been arrested by the Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, Police Command  Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria, the Port Commissioner of Police, CP, Hilary Opara has  disclosed.

The hoodlums, popularly referred to as ‘wharf rats’ and fake agents, were arrested for  stealing and also impersonating port agents. According to Opara the arrest has stemmed  the tide of stealing and other crimes at the Port and the people are now going about  their normal duties without fear or disturbance.

He said there are plans to put in place modern technology that will detect radiation at  the Port.

“Community Policing is very important; it helps to bring out and expose the criminals  because we act on useful information from the members of the Public,” Opara stated.

Commenting on the allegation that a mobile policeman assaulted a lady at the Port, Opara  said the culprit was only contacted by some people to come to the Port. “Our police  officers in the Port are trained specially for the job, they don’t misbehave. I can  assure you that the police officer in question is presently undergoing due punishment.

He urged members of the public who visit the Port on one business or the other to lodge  any complaint they have at the Port Police Station, stressing that the Lagos State Ports  Authority operates a full Police Command.