LAGOS POLICE NEUTRALISE, ARREST 17 DEADLY ARMED HOODLUMS
In its bid to get Lagos State rid of cultism, hooliganism, and violent crimes, the Lagos State Police Command has intensified efforts to neutralise various groups of deadly armed hoodlums, cultists and miscreants, who are fond of causing pains and agonies to innocent residents, especially, Lagosians, within the State.
Premised on the Lagos State Police Command’s proactive measures to curbing crimes, the Police operatives attached to Orile Division of the Command, on Monday 14th September, 2020, arrested 17 (seventeen) armed hoodlums, who were attacking, harassing and dispossessing members of the public of their belongings around Amosun, Zion, Mosalasi and Ikale Street in Sasi Iganmu area of Lagos State, with dangerous weapons.
The suspected hoodlums arrested include:
- Afolabi Abeeb male Age 18
- Adeniyi Fawaz male Age 18
- Ezekiel Kehinde male Age 16
- Babatunde Toheeb male Age 17
- Olanrewaju Quadri male Age 19
- Sunday Okon male Age 16
- Muhammad Usman male Age 17
- Ayinla Teslimi ‘male’ Age 18
- Ayantunja Daniel male Age 17
- Prince Ogungbemi male Age 17
- Open Semiu male Age 18
- Abeeb Ajayi male Age 14
- Toheeb Lamidi male Age 15
- Isreal Iyiyemi male Age 14
- Omokunle Tomola male Age 16
- Faruq Babatunde male Age 20
- Damilare Alabi male Age 15.
Based on the preliminary findings by the police, the hoodlums have not been linked to any of the existing cult groups in Lagos, but have various factions that forment troubles, engage in crimes and social vices and free-for-all in the areas.
However, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while reaffirming his zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices, ordered the suspects to be profiled, investigated and charged to court without any delay in order to nip their criminal potentials and tendencies in the bud.
He further assured the general public of the zeal of the Police, under the amiable leadership, and in line with the ideological perspectives, of the Inspector-General of Police, to adopt modern and effective anti-crime strategies to provide adequate security for all and sundry in Nigeria, particularly , in Lagos State.