The Lagos State Task Force has warned those who engage in crimes in the state to desist from such acts or get caught.
The chairman of the agency, Shola Jejeloye, said in a statement on Sunday that the task force recently carried out an early morning raid “across strategic locations in the state to rid the metropolis of criminal elements who carry out nefarious activities at odd hours of the day.”
Jejeloye, who disclosed that 31 suspects were arrested at Oshodi, Ilupeju and Mushin “lurking in the dark, around garages and bus stops, waiting for unsuspecting Lagosians to prey on,” warned “those engaging in crimes to desist from such acts or risk being caught by the long arm of the law.”
He described raids on black spots and criminal hideouts as an efficient policing strategy that has yielded positive results over the years.
“We carry out these raids periodically to curb incidents of traffic robbery, pickpocketing and purse snatching, which usually occur late at night and early hours in the morning.
“We will carry out more raids and utilize other strategies to ensure that criminal elements have no comfort in the state,” he added.