The Lagos State Police Command has detained 25 persons for robbery and cultism related activities at Ejigbo, Ago-Okota and Oshodi axis of the state.
This was revealed by Edgal Imohimi, The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, at the Police Headquaters, Ikeja.
The robbery suspects arrested in Ejigbo area are Adebayo Gbenga (23); Ashiru Dele (29); Damilare Fagbemi (23); Osondu Obodo (24), and Akeem Muibi (35).
Speaking during the parade of the suspects, Imohimi stated that there was a distress call to the Police at Ejigbo Division by residents at NNPC, Ejigbo, who complained of a robbery attack.
The Police boss told newsmen that “We also arrested Fatai Adeshina, 32 years of age, who was caught vandalizing a Toyota Corolla car at Community Road, Ago Okota.
“He confessed to the operation he was arrested for. Exhibits recovered from him include the brain box of the car and four door control panels.
“Also arrested in Ejigbo are: Damilare Fagbemi – 23 years and Osondu Obodo – 24 years on account of stealing. They will all be charged to court.”
Meanwhile, a group of five hoodlums wielding machetes, who attacked innocent citizens and destroyed assets on October 11 this year, were also apprehended on Tuesday morning from their various hideouts at Oshodi.
The suspects were arrested after the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akinpelu Police Station, SP Oladimeji Sunday, led a squad of operatives to their hideouts.
The Commissioner stated that the police would not relent in making the state free from crimes, urging youths to always shun crimes and other reprehensible acts.