Lagos CP parades crime suspects




Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu

The Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu on Monday said that the state would continue to do everything in its power to fight crime and bring it to a minimal state.

Odumosu said this at the command, Ikeja, where he paraded various crime suspects.

He also rendered the command’s quarterly accounts of how it had been working tenaciously to combat crime.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several suspects were paraded, ranging from cultists, rapists/sexual offenders, traffic offenders, highway thieves and impostors of officers.

At the command in Ikeja, no fewer than 120 youths were paraded for alleged cult activities.

He also paraded eight criminals accused of impersonating the Nigerian police personnel were arrested at Apapa ports.

The CP mentioned a case of a woman allegedly stole a baby which she was preparing to sell for N900,000, and another case of eight suspects allegedly killed one LASTMA officer and inflicted injury on another.

According to Odumosu, from January 2021 to March 2021, no fewer than 234 armed robbers were arrested and charged to court.

He added that majority of them were from Ikorodu areas of the state, while 235 firearms were recovered from the raids.

He said said that -related offenders were also arrested especially those violated the COVID-19 rules by attending night clubs beyond the stipulated time.

“There have been 91 cases of suspected murder cases which were reported and currently on trial.”

He added, “1,592 hoodlums had been arrested from issues of gangsterism, rape and assault.

“There were 127 reported cases of domestic violence, while 82 vehicles had been impounded for driving against traffic.

“The police impounded 532 commercial motorcycles, popularly called ‘Okada’ , while their riders were charged with breaking traffic rules, “he said.

The CP also paraded eight suspects who were arrested in connection with the murder of a LASTMA officer and also for allegedly assaulting one other staff member.

He said that 22 clubs had been raided and shut down for breaking COVID-19 rules while 997 clubbers were arrested and made to face the law.

The commissioner charged the members of the public to be law abiding and also to cooperate with law enforcers, in order to rid the state of social vices. (NAN)

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