Lagos.police arrests 300 suspects in July for various offences 

Lagos.police arrests 300 suspects in July for various offences 


…impounds 208 vehicles, 522 motorcycles traffic laws violation.


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The Lagos Police Command said it arrested no fewer than 300 suspected criminals for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, rape, defilement and cultism, just as 244 persons have been charged to court for prosecution.

The information was contained in the monthly Police Activity Report for July 2022, issued by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alabi.

The report disclosed that the Police foiled several armed robbery/cultists incidents and recovered 10 arms, while 208 vehicles and 522 motorcycles were impounded for contravening traffic laws across the Lagos metropolis.

It also revealed that some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers were arrested on Badagry Expressway based on intelligence gathering, leading to the mobilisation of a team of policemen to dislodge criminals at the location. A total of 11 suspects were apprehended and have made useful statements to the Police during investigation.

Several suspected armed robbers, according to the report, were also arrested at different times within the month at Agege, Ilupeju, Orile Iganmu and Lekki/Epe Expressway, while two locally-made pistols, two unexpended cartridges, Bajaj Tricycle, operational vehicles and some charms were recovered from the suspects.

While listing areas where the Police clamped down on the activities of cultists as Ketu, Ikorodu and Ilupeju among others, the report stated that an individual named Friday Nwife was arrested and taken into custody for allegedly stabbing a 25-year-old at Kogberegbe Street, Isolo, to death during an altercation.

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Also contained in the report was the case of a seven-year-old girl, who was allegedly defiled by one Greatness Eruoluwabami, on Monday, July 4, 2022, at Selewu Street, Igbogbo. The police team dispatched to the scene arrested the suspect and took the victim to Ita-Elewa Healthcare Centre for medical examination and treatment.

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