As parts of efforts to rid every part of Lagos State of criminals, especially those, who hide under bridges and other dark spots to perpetuate heinous crime ,16 suspects have been arrested around Ijora area at the weekend by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). The suspects were arrested at different hideouts suspected to be hideouts for men of the underworld.
The Commander of the Lagos State Security outfit an Assistant Commissioner of Police , Olatunji Disu said the raid on the Ijora hideouts , is a continuation of the onslaught against criminals in all parts of the state by the state government in its bid to create a secured environment for prospective investors and to secure the lives and properties of residents.
He gave names of those arrested as Uguru Michael. Nwibo Solomon , Adamau Muhammed ,Lawal Ibrahim. , Dairu Muhammed. , Igboke Ndoka , Gambo Garuba. Orife Phillips , Wasiu Bojuola , Azeez Adeboye , Saeed Ojuola. Abdullai. Usman. Okudete Nwaokwu. Ezekiel Nwayim. , Chibozie. Nworu and Nwegone Mathew Disu, described the arrest as a commitment to the desire of the state governor , Akinwunmi Ambode to make Lagos safe for everybody “We arrested sixteen suspects during a raid on suspected hideouts for hoodlums. In the Ijora neighbourhood and they were properly scrutinized “ He stated that the raid on Ijora was sequel to the complaints on the activities of men of the underworld, who have continued to terrorize law abiding residents of the area. “ We received complaints from residents and business owners and officers from the RRS were deployed to comb the area and the result is the arrest of the sixteen suspects.
“The exercise will be a continuous one as the state government is determined to rid the state of criminals and create an environment for peaceful co existence among residents and business owners,”Disu said. He also added that the raid will not be limited to Ijora and Oshodi but their presence will be felt in all part of the state as criminals will have no hiding place.