By Charles Edet & Emeka Obijiaku, Admin/NDM/ August 2022.
At the end of July 2022, Lagos State Police Command, rounded up criminals from all nukes and crannies of the state. The Police Command arrested no fewer than 300 suspected criminals for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, rape, defilement and cultism.
According to a post signed by the Làgos State Commissioner Of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Government on the monthly Police Activity report, stated that out of the 300 suspects that were arrested, 244 persons had been charged to court for prosecution
CP Alobi, disclosed that the Làgos Police Command foiled several armed robbery cum cultists incidents and recovered 10 arms while 208 vehicles and 522 motorcycles were impounded for contravening traffic laws across the Lagos metropolis.
“It also revealed that some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers were arrested on Badagry Expressway based on intelligence gathering, leading to the mobilisation of a team of policemen to dislodge criminals at the location.
He revealed that: “A total of 11 suspects were apprehended and have made useful statements to the Police during investigation.
The CP states further that, “Several suspected armed robbers were also arrested at different times within the month at Agege, Ilupeju, Orile Iganmu and Lekki/Epe Expressway.
On recoveries made by the police , CP Alabi twitted that, “Two locally-made pistols, two unexpended cartridges, Bajaj tricycle, operational vehicles and some charms were recovered from the suspects.
Adding that the Police, “clamped down on the activities of cultists at Ketu, Ikorodu and Ilupeju among others and one Friday Nwife, who was
arrested and taken into custody for allegedly stabbing a 25-year-old at Kogberegbe Street, Isolo, to death during an altercation.”
He also mentioned the arrest of a rapist who allegedly defied a seven-year-old girl by one Greatness Eruoluwabami, on July 4, 2022, at Selewu Street, Igbogbo.
“The police team dispatched to the scene arrested the suspect and took the victim to Ita-Elewa Healthcare Center for medical examination and treatment.” The Commissioner revealed in the Twitter handle.