Lagos State Police in its bid to solidify the security architecture has re-launched its Anti Crime Strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state by carrying out raids simultaneously on identified black spots reasonably believed to be harboring criminals and hoodlums across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Operatives in Lagos state police command in the swift operations, arrested seven hundred and twenty (720) suspects with incriminating items including locally-made guns and 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 peaceful protests that was hijacked by violent hoodlums.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu who coordinated his words with actions, had earlier warned and directed police officers and men to move against lawlessness and criminality in Lagos; he affirmed the zeal of the command to sustain the operations, even, beyond the yuletide season.
The Lagos state police CP, Odumosu has however directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence discreet investigations on the arrested suspects for immediate prosecution.
He also 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.