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Lagos Police arrest 750 robbery suspects, cultists in 30 days

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase
Lagos State Police Command has swooped on criminals in the state, arresting about 750 suspects within one month
The suspects were arrested in different locations of the state.
Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who paraded 50 of the suspects said 260 were released after screening as they have good means of livelihood.
He argued that the suspects were arrested between March 18 and April 13, 2016.
Owoseni said, “23 armed robbery suspects, two notorious cultists, who were alleged serial killers were among the suspects.”
He further said that three suspected arm robbery suspects were shot dead during a gun duel with the Police while 27 different arms, 62 rounds of ammunition and 33 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
Mr Owoseni noted that 494 suspects were charged to court by the Police arguing that 298 were convicted, 151 discharged and 145 were still awaiting trial.
According to him, 255 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada were impounded by the Police on the prohibited routes.
He said among the suspects paraded was a notorious criminal Wasiu Akinwade who had been on the wanted list of the Police for alleged serial murder in Lagos, especially in the Mushin axis.
He said 13 suspects who specialize in commercial bus robbery “one chance” were picked up by operatives during operations.
He also paraded two house helps and some of their accomplices who assist them in stealing their employers’ expensive property.
He said 98 percent of house helps and other domestic staff, especially drivers are on the prowl, wrecking havoc on their employers.
He warned employers of domestic staff not to trust them blindly, but to put all necessary measures in place to checkmate their activities.

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