Police in Lagos say it is making a headway as it has put strategies to reduce crime rate in Lagos which has been on the increase in recent times.
The Police in Lagos yesterday paraded 30 men accused of several crimes ranging from cultism, robbery in traffic and impersonation amongst others.
The suspects were arrested at different locations in Lagos were alleged to have taken part in unrest at Apogbon, Onikan, Oworonsoki and Iwaya areas of the state. Police in Lagos say it is making a headway as it has put strategies to reduce crime rate in Lagos which has been on the increase in recent times.
Eight of the suspects were arrested for traffic robbery, four were arrested for impersonating military officials while others were rounded up at Iwaya while trying to cause havoc on the residents.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, while addressing the press said that the police is aware of the criminal activities of the hoodlums and will not shut their eyes to it. According to him, some arrested traffic robbers have been prosecuted while some are still giving vital information to the police.
“Through one of them, we found out that it is an organized group and they have the place where they assemble before they are distribute to different parts of Lagos.
“We are working on that and within a short period, we should able to dislodge them from that assembly.
“Things that were recovered from the suspects are charms, matchets, locally made guns and properties recovered from those that were caught in the act were returned to the victims,” he explained.
Owoseni added that some other measures have been taken to curb traffic robbery as there are more overwhelming presence of the police on the streets. “It is one of our strategy to check this menace, we will continue to improve on the strategy to outsmart the hoodlums.” he said
The CP however urged Lagos residents to desist from some un cooperative acts which aids traffic robberies.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong