720 suspects arrested in dark spots in Lagos

720 suspects arrested in dark spots in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has raided some black spots in Lagos and arrested 720 suspects.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said:” In its bid to solidify the security architecture of Lagos State, the Lagos State Police command has relaunched its anti-crime strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state.

He said:” The command today, Sunday 15th November, at about 7 am, carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harboring criminals and hoodlums, across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State.

“In the swift operations, police operatives of the command arrested 720 suspects with incriminating items including locally-made guns and life cartridges, charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, substances suspected to be cocaine and some items suspected to have been looted from various shopping outlets within the state during the recent Endsars violence.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who matched his words with actions, had earlier warned and directed police officers and men to move against lawlessness and criminality in Lagos; he affirmed the zeal of the command to sustain the operations, even, beyond the yuletide season.

“CP Hakeem Odumosu, has, however, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of SCID, Panti, to commence discreet investigation on the arrested suspects for immediate prosecution. He also urged those whose items were looted during the recent Endsars violence to come up for claims of their items with proof of ownership.

“The police chief commended the officers and men of the command for the successful operations, while he charged them to be at alert for more operations across the state”.

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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