The Lagos State Police Command Wednesday paraded 37 suspects arrested for various offences within the metropolis in the last thirty days.
Items recovered from the suspects include 16 different types of guns, 72 live carriages, 75 different ammunition, six axes, four daggers, five cutlasses, two vehicles, one POS machine, fake vehicle number plates and charms.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Adegoke Fayoade, while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja, said three leaders of a notorious cult gang terrorising Ikorodu and its environs were part of those arrested.
He also said three members of an armed robbery gang that specialises in wearing military camouflage to operate were also arrested.
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The CP said on January 11, 2024, at about 1am operatives of the Lagos State Command, upon credible intelligence concerning activities of some hoodlums terrorising Ikorodu and its environs, swung into action, and arrested one Balogun Tola aka 50, Tunde Oladipupo, Rasa Ridwan and Abimbola Aro in connection with cult related activities.
“ The following items were recovered from them: Three English double barrel gun, one pump action rifle, one reining model 700 rifle, one locally made pistol, seventy-four rounds of live ammunition, sixty-eight rounds of cartridges, one beretta pistol magazine, four axes, three daggers and five cutlasses.
“On December 17, 2023, at about 11pm, based on credible intelligence that some group of boys suspected to be members of a confraternity were planning to retaliate their leader’s death on other rival cult members in Ayobo area of Lagos State, Police operatives of the Command were dispatched to the area where one Quadri Mukail ‘m’, Adedoyin Azeez ‘m’, Olayinka Ayodele ‘m’, Orefuwa Olamide ‘m’ and Anuoluwapo Ojo ‘m’ were apprehended in possession of one beretta pistol with two cartridges and one axe.
The Lagos State Police boss further revealed that in the same vein, operatives of the Command arrested one Toheeb Oyekunle, Victor Jimoh, Samuel Okanlawon, Segun Babatunde, Okeowo Tosin and Mohammed Ibrahim in connection with the invasion that took place at Iju-Ishaga area of the state.
He said during the invasion, the suspects snatched an AK47 rifle from a police officer, and that during interrogation the suspects confessed to the crime and other criminal activities within Lagos and environs.