• Recover items, drugs
Following the pandemonium on Sunday morning in Ajah area of Lagos State, the Lagos State Police has noted that it was all in a bid to solidify the security architecture of Lagos State that it arrested 720 suspected hoodlums in 14 area commands across the state.
This is coming after residents spotted about five military vans and men of the Nigeria police in Ajah on Sunday morning.
The State Police Spokesman, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that it relaunched its Anti-Crime Strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state, which led to the arrest suspects.
The Spokesman said around 7am today, the operatives carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums across the 14 area commands.
As stated, the suspects were found with incriminating items including locally-made guns, 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 State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who matched his words with actions, had earlier warned and directed police officers to move against lawlessness and criminality in the state.
The police boss also affirmed the zeal of the command to sustain the operations, even, beyond the yuletide season.
Odumosu, however, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of SCID, Panti, to begin discreet investigation on the arrested suspects for immediate prosecution.
He further urged those whose items were looted during the recent #EndSARS violence to come up for claims of their items with prove 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.Follow us on social media