Police Dismantles Lagos Notorious Criminal Hideout, Recovers Offensive Weapons, Military Accoutrements, Hard Drugs, Others

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Police operatives attached to Badia Division  in Lagos have reportedly dismantled a notorious criminal hideout under the Iganmu bridge, recovering various offensive exhibits. 

Led by the DPO CSP Ayoola Olawole, the suspected criminals were said to have fled on sighting the cops, who were armed to the teeth and well prepared for the task.

A plastic toy pistol, two  long axes, two knives, two sharp scissors, military accoutrements such as belts, lanyards and two reflective jackets.

Assorted hard drugs which include large quantities of Cannabis Sativa, white powderish substance suspected to be cocaine concealed in baking powder can with syringe, six vehicle loud speakers and large number of phone accessories suspected to have been stolen and two long vandalised iron bridge poles.

Our correspondent who witnessed the operation, report that it lasted about six hours, with all the makeshift structures leveled to the group. 

It would be recalled that DPO Ayoola Olawole had carried out similar operation at “Monkey Village” along Ijora Railway Line last year, where notorious criminals such as money fraudsters code named “419”, armed robbers, kidnappers, drug peddlers were flushed out.

New Nigerian Newspapers also recalled that several robbery operations have occurred along the Iganmu bridge axis, the recent one being the attack on the Crime Editor of Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Emma Nnadozie and one other, loosing sum amount of money to the hoodlums, while their cars were also vandalised.

The demolition exercise at Iganmu under bridge, as learnt, was as a result of a the recently launched ” Operation Flush” by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Idowu.

Owohunwa, had on July 27, 2023, summoned a meeting with all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), Tactical Commanders, and other strategic officers, where he unequivocally warned them against dereliction of duty, vowing that any officer found culpable would be dealt with by laid down rules.

The launching of ‘Operation Flush’ became necessary following recent agitations by some residents of Lagos State concerning complaints of the resurgence of traffic robberies and other disturbances.

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