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Lagos police arrests 425 suspects in November

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As part of efforts to stem the tide of insecurity during yuletide, the Lagos Police Command has arrested about 425 suspected criminals for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, rape, impersonation and cultism, and disclosed that 190 have been charged to court for prosecution.

The monthly Police Activity Report for November 2021, signed by State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem O. Odumosu, also revealed that the Command prevented several robbery incidents and recovered six arms, while 178 vehicles and 320 motorcycles were impounded for violating the State Traffic Laws across Lagos metropolis.

The report said that the Police, acting on intelligence gathered, were able to mobilise a crack team to dislodge some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers at Safejo Area of Amukoko, leading to the arrest of two of the suspects and the recovery of one toy gun.

The statement averred that upon receipt of a distress call reporting the case of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly defiled by a gang after being lured to a location by her friend, the Police immediately mobilised to the scene to rescue the victim but it was too late. However, the victim was taken to the hospital for examination and treatment while one of the suspects has been arrested.

Also contained in the report was the case of a clampdown on the activities of cultists operating in different parts of the state, particularly Agodo in Ikotun, Obalende, Ishashi and Bariga areas, where some gang members were arrested for breach of peace and disorderly conduct.

In the same vein, the Nigeria Customs handed over two suspects caught with two dry human skulls at Ganyinbo Sea Beach checkpoint, along Seme/Badagry, to the Command for further investigation and prosecution.

While imploring all residents to be security conscious, especially during the festive period, the Lagos State Police Command reiterated its commitment to ensuring the security of citizens in every part of the Lagos metropolis.

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