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.

According to the press statement released and signed by SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi  Lagos -State ( PPRO) Lagos State Command Ikeja 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: 

1. Afolabi Abeeb ‘m’ Age 18

2. Adeniyi Fawaz ‘m’ Age 18

3. Ezekiel Kehinde ‘m’  Age 16 

4. Babatunde Toheeb ‘m’ Age 17

5. Olanrewaju Quadri ‘m’ Age 19

6. Sunday Okon ‘m’ Age 16

7. Muhammad Usman ‘m’ Age 17 

8. Ayinla Teslimi  ‘m’  Age 18 

9. Ayantunja Daniel ‘m’ Age 17

10. Prince Ogungbemi ‘m’ Age 17

11. Open Semiu ‘m’ Age 18 

12. Abeeb Ajayi ‘m’ Age 14 

13. Toheeb Lamidi ‘m’ Age 15 

14. Isreal Iyiyemi ‘m’ Age 14 

15. Omokunle Tomola ‘ m’ Age 16 

16. Faruq Babatunde ‘  m’ Age 20

17. Damilare Alabi ‘    m’  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.

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