The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how its officers were able to foil a deadly robbery attack in areas under the Jurisdiction of the Ogun state police command on Saturday.
According to a statement signed by Lagos Police Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, 36 robbery suspects were arrested.
“The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the immediate deployment of operatives of the Command’s Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Anti Robbery Squad, Anti Cultism Squad and Raiders to various parts of Lagos State to support the efforts of Area Commands and Divisional patrol teams already deployed to the fields to tackle the menace of social miscreants and violent crimes perpetrated by hoodlums such as robbery, etc.”
“Operatives of the Command’s Rapid Response Squad are positioned in strategic locations to promptly respond to distress calls. Patrols are intensified around markets and stores to prevent hoodlums from stealing and looting. Patrol teams are equally deployed to various communities and streets.”
“Twenty suspects were arrested on 10/04/2020 at about 2000hours, within Ilaje and Ajah communities for gang violence. On 11/4/2020 at about 1000hrs Area B Command and Apapa Division responded to a distress call at Burma/Creek Road Apapa where seven gangsters who engaged in supremacy battle on the street were arrested.”
“Their mission on the street is mainly to steal and loot under the guise of supremacy battle. Nine suspects were arrested along with Abule Egba and Ifako Ijaiye areas after operatives of Lagos State Command successfully foiled a robbery attempt on residents in communities under Ogun State, neighbouring Lagos State. An investigation is ongoing, the suspects will soon be charged to Court.”