Lagos State Police Command has nabbed eleven suspected cultists and traffic robbers who specialized in attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings in Railway Crossing, Ikeja, the state capital.
This was disclosed in press statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer.
Adejobi stated that the suspects were arrested by the police operatives attached to the Strike Team of the Command on Saturday, 1st May, 2021.
He added that Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has restructured the command’s strategies in order to suppress, raid, and arrest hoodlums at the identified areas/hideouts across the state.
This step, according to him, was taken in order to fight against crimes and criminality in Lagos State, especially traffic robbery.
“Regularly, the command has been arresting traffic robbers who terrorize and dispossess innocent people of their belongings in the state while many of them are being kept at bay due to the consistency and commitment of the command in tackling the menace and other forms of criminality in the state,” the statement explained.
The names of the arrested suspected traffic robbers and cultists whose ages ranges from 20 and 24 years were given as Sadiq Masaki, m, 22; Oladimeji Olatunbosun, m, 24; Adam Hassan, m, 21; Tunde Afolayan, m, 24; Michael Ademola, m, 22; Olamide Johnson, m, 20; Abiodun Opeyemi, m, 22; Oluseyi Agbaje, m, 21; Daniel Ayomide, m, 20; and Adebayo Tobi, m, 21.
The police spokesman further revealed that the Command also arrested a-42-year old man, Idris Adamu, who according to the suspects was one of their stolen goods’ receivers.
He was arrested immediately at Alade Market, Lagos State and some stolen items of the victims were recovered from him.
“The command has also identified all the victims of the robbery operation and they are supporting the police investigative process.
“The police operatives are presently interrogating the suspects in order to extract more information on their mode of operations, membership and accomplices so as to apprehend other members of the gang and those who conspire with them in committing the dastardly act in the area and across the state,” the statement added.
The PPRO expressed that the State Commissioner of Police had ordered the Strike Team to profile the suspects and go after their gang members and conspirators as the command will not spare anyone who engages in any act of criminality, no matter its magnitude.
The Commissioner had also ordered the Commander RRS, the Commander Taskforce and other tactical Commanders to strategize for easy operation and to get rid of traffic robbers and other criminals in order to accord perfect and excellent service delivery as well as effective security to all and sundry in Lagos State.
The Police boss also directed that the Commander RRS, the Commander Taskforce and other tactical Commanders to sectorise the state for easy operation and get rid of traffic robbers and other criminals in order to accord perfect and excellent service delivery as well as effective security to all and sundry in Lagos State.