Lagos police neutralize, arrest 17 armed hoodlums

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September 15, 2020|RAZORNEWS

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 metropolis. 

According to police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Police operatives attached to Orile Division of the Command, on Monday, September 14, 2020, arrested 17 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,18, Adeniyi Fawaz, 18, Ezekiel Kehinde, 16, Babatunde Toheeb,17, Olanrewaju Quadri, 19, Sunday Okon, 16, Muhammad Usman, 17 and Ayinla Teslimi,18.

    Others are Ayantunja Daniel,17, Prince Ogungbemi, 17, Open Semiu, 18. Abeeb Ajayi, 14, Toheeb Lamidi, 15, Isreal Iyiyemi, 14, Omokunle Tomola, 16, Faruq Babatunde, 20 and Damilare Alabi, 15.

According to Adejobi, “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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