Thirty- two suspects alleged to be involved in criminal activities which include cultism and traffic robbery have been arrested and paraded by the Lagos State Police Command, with exhibits which include hammer, axes, locally made pistols found with them
Penpushing reports that the Commissioner of Police Idowu Owohunwa made this known to journalists, adding that investigations showed that the suspects have been operating across the state and environs for a period of time
The Commissioner represented by the Command Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin during the parade disclosed that other exhibits recovered from the suspects include locally made double-barrel, twenty-two live cartridges, two expended cartridges, two 9ml live cartridges and one Hilux vehicle
Penpushing further reports that he explained that in the Ikorodu area of the state, eight well-known notorious cultists were arrested and would be arraigned immediately after the parade, and gave their identities as include Akinwale Abiodun (31), Shola Salawokara (36), Adewunmi Adeniyi (33), Ganiu Gbadamosi (37), Nojim Kasamotu (32), Abraham Abuba (39), Agoro Ariyo (18) and Awotehinde Sikiru (39).
The police spokesperson disclosed that the command also recorded a case of theft around Ilupeju, in which two suspects were apprehended for being in the custody of a Toyota Hilux, which was discovered to have been carted away by the suspects on a car stand
‘The Toyota Hilux was actually on a car stand, and two people came in the middle of the night to rob and cart away this vehicle. It later turned out that one of the robbers is actually a security guard employed by the owner of the car stand,” he said.
“On the day of the robbery, he was off-duty. He, however, connived with one other to come and rob the place leaving the security on guard seriously injured while they took away the Toyota Hilux’, Hundeyin explained.
‘We swung into action immediately we got the information, and we were able to recover the vehicle in far-away Kaduna state and also arrested two receivers in whose custody we found the vehicle. The main perpetrators are on the run, but we are closely monitoring their location, and very soon, they will be apprehended.”
Penpushing also reports that the commissioner said that he had charged the police tactical units to take battles to the doorsteps of cultists, which led to the arrest of three notorious cultists in the Isolo area of the state.
The police boss explained that out of the three arrested, one Oluwatosin Adebimpe, 31, popularly known as Seventy, who has been causing unrest, was arrested in the Itire area of Isolo, adding that others are 39-year-old Razak Agbabiaka and 32-year-old Saheed Olaolokun.
Penpushing further reports that in similar development, in Ijora-Badia, Underbridge and its environs, the police also arrested 11 traffic robbers caught in the act of engaging in traffic robbery in and around the area while adding that they will be arraigned immediately after the parade.
The command said their identities include Kasim Ibrahim (20), Sharafadeen Isiaka (25), Kingsley Okpolo (42), Toheeb Dauda (19), Al-Amin Ahmed (19), Waheed Fisaur (19), Ariyo Taofeek (20), Quadri Azeez (22), Ibrahim Ajomagberin (27), Ibrahim Ali (29) and Babagana Ulama (24).
Penpushing also reports that the command said its tactical unit arrested another set of suspects in the Magbon Area of Badagry , adding that one of them identified as, Ademefun Jamiu (27) is a cultist in Abattoir.
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