Thursday, 14 April 2016

Lagos state police command arrest 779 suspects, recover 33 cars and 27 guns

The Lagos state police revealed on Wednesday, April 13, that it has taken apprehended about 779 suspects from different raids for crimes ranging from armed robbery to cultism, as well as raids of criminal hideouts across the state.

According to The Nation, the state’s commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, who made this unraveled the information during a parade at the command headquarters at Ikeja, also said the command recovered 27 guns, 64 rounds of various ammunition and 33 different vehicles.

He said among those arrested were 23 suspected armed robbers, two cultists and 754 other persons who were apprehended during raids of criminal hideouts in the past three weeks. 

Owoseni also added that three suspected armed robbers were killed during gun duels with the police, and several suspects arrested across Lagos in the last three weeks. 

The police boss said out of the 754 persons raided, about 260 persons were released unconditionally after they were found to have legitimate source of livelihood. 

On the other hand the state command has continued in its bid to ensuring that law and order is maintained within Lagos state. Within the passing weeks, several exercises have been executed to that effect.

Source- This Day

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