The police in Lagos State have arrested no fewer than 27 suspected criminals during different raids on black spots in the state.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest on a statement signed by him and made available to Tribune Online.
Adejobi in the statement said: “Sequel to the commitment of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, to continually take the anti-crime fight to the dens of criminals and miscreants in the state, the Police Command has arrested 27 suspects in a planned raid of different blackspots in the Lagos metropolis between the late hours of Thursday 4th and early hours of Friday 5th February 2021.”
“The arrest was carried out by the operatives of the RRS being a follow up to the directive of the Commissioner of Police to the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, to place certain spots under surveillance and dislodge the criminals hibernating in the spots especially at Ikeja, Agege and Alimosho areas of Lagos State.”
He also continued that “the raid was also extended to Ile Zik, Dopemu Under Bridge, Shasha, Orisumbare, Iyana – Ipaja Underbridge, Ile – Epo, Abule Egba, Isokoko, Alfa Nla, Capitol Road, Akilo, Marketing, Alausa Central Business District among others.”
“Those arrested included Olajide Kolawole, m, (26), Kehinde Ayoola (25), m, Dola Abdullahi (20), m, Michael Ogungbade (19), m, and 23 others.”
CP Hakeem Odumosu noted that the command will continue to intensify efforts to reduce incidences of traffic robbery, cultism and other social vices within the state, to their barest minimum.
While commending the operatives for the successful operation, CP Hakeem Odumosu, advised parents and guardians to monitor their children and wards on the company they keep as cultism and traffic robbery remain unpardonable crimes which will not be overlooked or spared as they attract stringent punishments in the law.
Police raid black spots, arrest 27 in Lagos