By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command Abiodun Alabi has disclosed that a total number of 62 armed robbery suspects, 104 suspected Cultists and 60 murder suspected were arrested by the command between the January 24th and 1st March 2022.
Adding that 16 armed robbery incidents were foiled, Alabi also stated that a total number of 27 arms, 83 ammunition and 10 other dangerous weapons were recovered under same period.
Similarly, he said a total of 15 vehicles stolen at different locations in the state mostly those removed from parks were recovered through painstaking and coordinated investigations carried out by crack detectives within the period in review.
Alabi, also stated that a total number of 27 arms, 83 ammunition and 10 other dangerous weapons were recovered under the period.
The Police Commisissioner made the disclosure at a media briefing and parade of suspects at the Command’s headquarters on Monday.
He hinted that the unrelenting efforts of the Command to curb the excesses of reckless drivers in the state led to the arrest of 19 drivers for driving against traffic.
In addition, he said 436 vehicles were contravened for plying BRT lanes, 316 motorcycles impounded for contravening restriction order.
The Commissioner of Police attributed the successes to the proactive strategies and reinvigorated security architecture of the Command.
Speaking further, Alabi disclosed that 50 armed robbery suspects and 98 suspected cultists were charged to court after diligent investigation, while others are currently under close watch.
While giving a breakdown of the arrest Alabi said one of the suspects identified as Desmond Igana, 27, was arrested on 22nd February 2022 at Ikeja at about 2.00pm while going for a robbery operation by operatives of the Special Squad of the Command.
Desmond, was alleged to be the kingpin of a robbery gang responsible for breaking into homes in Sangotedo areas, Ibeju Lekki and robbing victims of their valuable property.
” Members of the gang, on 29/1/2022 at about 1.30am broke into the residence of a victim at the Sangotedo area of the State and dispossessed him of his gold jewellery, mobile phones and other valuable property.
The dare devil armed robbers also made away with the victim’s Lexus RX 350 SUV and a Toyota Camry Saloon car. The same gang also robbed another victim at gun point and carted away his Lexus RX330 SUV, Lexus 350 saloon car and other valuable items”, the Commissioner of Police hinted.