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Police Arrest Suspected Cultists, Foil Robbery Attack in Lagos

It was the end of the roads for their crimes in the society as the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Friday 18th December, 2020, arrested two suspected Awawa cult members in Oke-koto, Agege just hours after foiling a traffic robbery around Otedola Bridge on Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

The suspects, Rasak Babatunde, m, 22-year-old mechanic and Idowu Wasiu, m, 16-year-old tailor, were arrested at their hideout.

According to a statement by the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police acted in accordance to the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

He said, “In compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, the raid on suspected hideouts and black spots across the state, particularly in Agege and its environs, was part of the proactive strategies to minimize crime in Lagos State.

Some of the areas raided included Isokoko, Oke-Koto, Abattoir, Dopemu, Elere, Oniwaya and Pen Cinema, all in Agege.”

Adejobi also said a team of the Rapid Response Squad led by it’s Commander CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, had foiled traffic robbery on Friday 18th December, 2020. The team ran into the suspected armed robbers around 11:00 p.m. at Otedola Bridge inward Ojota. The robbers hurridly abandoned their motorcycle, with Registration Number, NND 268 WZ, a toy gun and some dangerous weapons.

Olumuyiwa said the Commissioner of Police has ordered immediate investigation of the suspects while reiterating his commitment to get Lagos State rid of criminals and hoodlums.

CP Odumosu also admonished members of the public to be sensitive to their environment and be alive to their civic responsibility towards maintenance of law and order and public safety of the state.

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