Police arrest 103 suspects in raids of black spots – Nexus News

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Policemen nabbed about 103 suspects in coordinated raids of black spots in Lagos State.

The command revealed that the suspects were arrested on July 19 and 20 at Oshodi-Oke and Oshodi Under Bridge with harmful weapons and dislodged hard drugs recovered.

Hakeem Odumosu, the Police Commissioner (CP) had ordered increased anti-robbery and traffic surveillance across the state to ensure a hitch-free festive period.

The suspects

He also directed tactical and unit commanders to continue coordinated invasion of flash points in order to capture criminal elements who may wish to take advantage of the holiday to attack road users, fun seekers.

The arrests were announced in a communique yesterday by Command spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

The statement says: “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, due to some complaints received on isolated cases of robbery in traffic and harassment at Oshodi area, ordered the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and Commander Task Force, CSP Sola Jejeloye, to consistently raid and police Oshodi area and other identified areas that are vulnerable to attacks.

“Equally, the police operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division Ikorodu on July 19, at 1:30pm, arrested one John Okibe John, 36, at Aleje area of Ikorodu for threatening and attempting to rob a POS operator. The suspect, who was arrested with a toy gun, has confessed to the crime.

“The Commissioner of Police has therefore ordered that the hoodlums be charged to court accordingly as the command plans more raids of such black spots in the state.

“CP Hakeem Odumosu also charged other tactical commanders to go after hoodlums and miscreants in order to rid the state of crimes and criminality.”

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