The Lagos State Police command has intensified efforts in its bid to get rid of cultism, hooliganism, violent crimes, and to neutralize various groups of deadly armed hoodlums, cultist and miscreant who are fond of causing pains and agonies to innocent residents, especially Lagosians within the state.
The Lagos State Police Command operatives attached to Orile division on Monday arrested 17 armed hoodlums who were attacking, harassing and dispossessing members of the public of their belongings leading to the command developing a proposal on the proactive measures to curbing crimes.
This attack occurred around Amosun, Zion, Mosalasi and Ikale streets in Sasi Iganmu area of Lagos state where the police arrested the suspected hoodlums that include Isreal Iyiyemi, Afolabi Abeeb, Ezekiel Kehinde and 14 others within ages 14 to 20.
Based on the preceding findings by the police, the arrested hoodlums have not been linked to any of the existing cult groups in Lagos, but belong to various groups that strongly trouble, engage in crimes, social vices and free-for-all in the areas.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while stating strongly his zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices, ordered the suspects to be investigated, profiled and charged to court immediately in order to nip their criminal potentials and tendencies in the bud.
He however assured the general public of the enthusiasm of the police under his leadership, in line with the ideological perspectives of the Inspector-General of Police, to cultivate modern and effective anti-crime strategies to provide adequate security for all and sundry in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos state.