Lagos State Command, under Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to decimate criminal activities in the State
OpenLife Nigeria reports that as the Lagos Police arrest armed robbers and cultists with weapons, the commissioner of the State Hakeen Odumosu has drawn the line with criminals, vowing to exterminate their foothold on the commercial nerve cenyre of Nigeria.
This affirmation is contained in a statement from the Command signed by Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
In the statement, dated 2nd January, 2021, Hakeem Odumosu, again, reiterated his commitment to get Lagos rid of armed robbers and cultists with the adoption of Community Policing strategies.
According to the statement, the police chief made the assertion while dishing out instructions on Police Communication Network to officers and men of the command on the need to take the battle against armed robbery and cultism to their dens across the state.
While briefing the Commissioner of police on their achievements, the commander RRS CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and Divisional Police Officer, Akodo Division, Ajah, respectively informed that their teams arrested 10 suspected armed robbers and 2 Aiye Confraternity members at various locations in the state.
RRS operatives, led by the Commander RRS, on patrol in Lekki, in the early hours of Friday 1st January, 2021, arrested two suspected robbers operating on motorcycle and suspected criminals in their various hideouts.
The suspected robbers are 23 years old Hussein Hudu and 25 years old Ibrahim Bello.
One of the suspects, named Adamu Zango,35, is still at large.
They viciously attacked and stabbed one Robert at the back around 4am on Friday, in a bid to dispossess him of his bag and mobile phones. Preliminary investigation reveals that the trio connived, converged and lodged on Obalende Area, Lagos, in preparation for their robbery operation.
Items recovered from the robbery suspects include two knives and their operational motorcycle with Registration Number AGL 808 QL
Meanwhile, eight suspected criminals including three suspected cultists, five drug dealers and takers were, in an all-night patrol on new year eve, picked up at different locations within the state. The suspects include Kabiru Tajudeen, m, Ibrahim Hamed, m,.Elijah Ogbonna, m, Daniel Emmanuel, m, chukwuma Abiaza,m, Rafiu Kolawole, m, Ibrahim Ogundimu ,m, and Nwerrih Elvis,m.
Similarly, the police operatives attached to Akodo Division arrested two suspected members of Aiye Confraternity at Eleko Beach in an attempt to attack their targets in the area on Saturday 2nd January, 2021 at 1pm.
The suspects are 25 years old Adegbenga Balogun, M, 25 and 24 years old Temitope Yusuf. Items recovered from them include one locally-made pistol with some live cartridges and some charms.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and prosecution.
CP Hakeem Odumosu reaffirms his zero tolerance for crimes and social vices, especially cultims which is the root of all violent crimes. He further vows to take the battle to their dens and flush them out of Lagos State according to the provisions of the law. “No room for armed robbers and cultists in Lagos.”