Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command has killed two suspected armed robbers and arrested 42 others including 15 traffic robbers within the last one month in the state.
The State Police Command divulged this today when it said 22 traffic robbery attempts were botched and 10 firearms, several ammunition, cutlasses, axes, charms and other dangerous weapons were recovered from criminal elements within the period under review.
Briefing reporters at the command headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, noted that the command apprehended 39 suspects for cultism, four for kidnapping and 19 others for murder.
He continued that the command successfully averted the annual July 7 and August 8 celebrations organised by cultists while it also foiled seven suicide attempts.
His words, “The command also recovered three stolen vehicles. We have successfully nipped in the bud, the menace of kidnapping, especially on the waterways.”
According to Odumosu, 29 suspects were arrested for rape and defilement; 21 suspects were arrested for domestic violence and two suspects were nabbed for child abuse. “All the suspects were charged to court”, he adds.
On COVID-19 lockdown enforcement, the command also arrested 769 violators. “Out of the number, 515 were arrested for violating curfew, 98 arrested for not wearing face masks, 55 arrested for not maintaining social distance and 101 arrested for interstate travels during the curfew”.
He noted that 340 vehicles were impounded, which include 20 for interstate travels; 1,259 motorcycles; and 21 tricycles were also impounded.
Following the list of arrested persons, the CP warned other robbers in the state. “Let me use this opportunity to sound a big warning to traffic robbers and one chance robbery syndicates in Lagos State that their days are numbered. We are all out for them”.
To achieve this, the police boss said he has set up a special operation to be coordinated by Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs).
“They will be supported by SARS operatives and Taskforce. The command will continue to dominate the public space and sustain the gains recorded in the fight against crime and social disorder. Lagosians are assured of their security at all times,” he said.Follow us on social media