Several hoodlums have so far been apprehended by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in line with directives to flush out criminals
In line with the Lagos State Governor’s Akinwunmi Ambode’s strategiy in making the state save particularly at the festive period popularly described as ember month the police have started combing every nooks and crannies of the state to purge criminals and hoodlums in their hideout.
Already the state’s police Rapid response squad (RRS) has arrested over 40 social miscreant at different black spots in the state.
Commander of the RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, Olatunji Disu, said that the development is an onslaught against criminals in all parts of the metropolis by the State Government in order to create a secured environment for prospective investors and to secure lives and properties of the residents especially in the ember month .
Disu said , ‘’we are ready to challenge and confront latest upsurge in crime in the state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has given us a marching order to comb all black spots and there is no going back,” the RRS commander said.
“So far we have been able to arrest 45 suspects during a raid on suspected hideouts of hoodlums and criminals. The suspects were apprehended in Oshodi, Jibowu, Victoria Island, Mile 2, Ajegunle, Ijora and Law school under Bridge.
“The arrest will be a continuous one as the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is determined to rid the state of criminals and create an enabling environment for peaceful co-existence among residents and business owners. In this quest of renewed fight against criminals, every part of Lagos will be covered”, the Commander added.
He stated further that the spate of armed robbery and criminal attacks would soon be a thing of the past, because of the renewed efforts by the police and the arrest of criminals in hundreds.
He gave names of the suspects as Mohammed Ibrahim, 42, Pius Ofulue, 32, Wale Adegoke, 18 and Musbau Akande, 18, and Achibong Okon, 29.
Others are, Charles Itua, 47, Edward Samuel, 35 and Damilola- Faloye, 20, among others.
The suspects he said have already been charged to court.
– Damilola Olaniyan