Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed that everything will be done to get rid of cultists and armed robbers in the state.
Odumosu reiterated his commitment in Lagos on Saturday saying this will be pursued vigorously with the adoption of Community Policing strategies.
The police chief disclosed this at the headquarters while giving marching orders on Police Communication Network to officers and men of the command on the need to take the battle against armed robbery and cultism to their dens across the state seriously.
While briefing the Commissioner of police on their achievements, the commander Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and Divisional Police Officer, Akodo Division, Ajah, respectively informed that their teams arrested 10 suspected armed robbers and 2 Aiye Confraternity members at various locations in the state.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the state police public relations officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi stated that the RRS arrested 8 armed robbery suspects, 3 cultists and 5 drug dealers in an operation carried out by the police.
He said, “RRS operatives, led by the Commander RRS, on patrol in Lekki, in the early hours of Friday 1st January, 2021, arrested two suspected robbers operating on motorcycle and eight (8) suspected criminals in their various hideouts.
The suspected robbers are Hussein Hudu,m, (23) and Ibrahim Bello,m, (25) while one Adamu Zango (35), still at large, viciously attacked and stabbed one Robert at the back around 4 am on Friday, in a bid to dispossess him of his bag and mobile phones. Preliminary investigation reveals that the trio connived, converged and lodged on Obalende Area, Lagos, in preparation for their robbery operation.
Items recovered from the robbery suspects include two knives and their operational motorcycle with Registration Number AGL 808 QL
Meanwhile, eight (8) suspected criminals including three (3) suspected cultists, five (5) drug dealers and takers were, in an all-night patrol on new year eve, picked up at different locations within the state. The suspects include Kabiru Tajudeen, m, Ibrahim Hamed, m, Elijah Ogbonna, m, Daniel Emmanuel, m, chukwuma Abiaza,m, Rafiu Kolawole, m, Ibrahim Ogundimu,m, and Nwerrih Elvis,m.
Similarly, the police operatives attached to Akodo Division arrested two (2) suspected members of Aiye Confraternity at Eleko Beach in an attempt to attack their targets in the area on Saturday 2nd January, 2021 at 1 pm.
The suspects are ADEGBENGA BALOGUN, M, 25, and TEMITOPE YUSUF, M, 24. Items recovered from them include one locally-made pistol with some live cartridges and some charms. “
Adejobi said the Police boss, Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and prosecution.
He said, “CP Hakeem Odumosu reaffirms his zero tolerance for crimes and social vices, especially cultism which is the root of all violent crimes. He further vows to take the battle to their dens and flush them out of Lagos State according to the provisions of the law. “No room for armed robbers and cultists in Lagos”.