The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again reiterated his commitment to get Lagos rid of armed robbers and cultists with the adoption of Community Policing strategies.
CP made the assertion on Saturday, January 2, 2021, while dishing out instructions on the 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 the CP that their teams arrested ten (10) suspected armed robbers and two (2) Aiye Confraternity members at various locations in the state.
The RRS operatives led by their Commander, told the CP that while on patrol in Lekki, in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021, they arrested two (2) suspected robbers operating on a motorcycle and eight (8) suspected criminals in their various hideouts.
The suspected robbers are Hussein Hudu , 23 and Ibrahim Bello, 25 and one Adamu Zango, 35, who is still at large, viciously attacked and stabbed one Robert in the back around 4:00am on Friday, January 1, 2021 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 (2) knives and their operational motorcycle with Registration Number AGL 808 QL
Meanwhile, eight (8) suspected criminals including three (3) suspected cultists, five (5) 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, Ibrahim Hamed, Elijah Ogbonna, Daniel Emmanuel, chukwuma Abiaza, Rafiu Kolawole, Ibrahim Ogundimu and Nwerrih Elvis.
Similarly, the police operatives attached to Akodo Division arrested two (2) suspected members of Aiye Confraternity at Eleko Beach in an attempt to attack their targets in the area on Saturday, January 2, 2021 around 1:00pm.
The suspects are Adegbenga Balogun, 25, and Temitope Yusuf, 24. 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 all 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 cultism which according to him, 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, “CP Lagos reiterated.