In furtherance of the intelligence investigation into the case of one Peter Arinola, aka Blood that was arrested while he was threatening and harassing a commercial sex worker with an English pistol at the Empire area of Surulere recently, as contained in the commands press statement dated Sunday, February 14, 2021, the Lagos State Police Command has arrested additional two (2) suspected armed robbers in connection with the case as arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
The suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to Idimu Division at the heels of the enhanced intelligence emplaced by Surulere and Idimu Divisions with a view to apprehending the suspects who were still suspected to have some arms in their possession.
The suspects; Sheriff Shonibare, a.k.a Stainless and Quadri Ayonuga, a.k.a Sugar were arrested in Idimu area of the state during a stop and search operation on February 23, 2021, as a follow up to the intelligence investigation. They are presently assisting the police in their investigation as many revelations are being made.
In another development, the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) stormed the criminal hideouts in Mushin Area of Lagos State and arrested three (3) kingpins of some bad/deadly gangs and other suspected armed robbers whose names are yet to be released by the command as an intelligence investigation is ongoing.
The RRS Operatives, who operated in Mushin and other parts of the state on the mainland over the weekend, also impounded 29 motorcycles as part of the onslaught against criminals and lawlessness in the State.
The operation, which was led by the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi was a follow up to earlier discreet investigations by the squad’s Decoy Team to Eko Boys High School, Showunmi Street and Itire Road, all in Mushin.
The impoundment of the 29 motorcycles during the weekend operation was to reduce the reported incidences of traffic robbery and enforcement of the restriction order of the State Government on the BRT corridor for motorcyclists. The motorcycles were impounded on BRT lane in Ikeja Along and Ile Zik as well as Allen Junction, which are restricted routes for motorcycles.
While reiterating the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement of the restriction of motorcyclists would continue in order to restore sanity to the areas and reduce robbery incidents in notorious spots on the corridor would reduce since motorcycles are their major means for escape after such operations.
The Commissioner of Police has directed that the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi work with other investigation units to conclude the intelligence investigations on the kingpins and other suspects arrested in Mushin while the motorcyclists be charged to mobile court Oshodi with immediate effect.
He further restated his commitment to sustain the due enforcement of all laws in Lagos State including COVID-19 protocols and traffic regulations.