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Police arrest 186 homicide suspects in eight months

The police in Lagos say a complete of 186 homicide suspects had been arrested between January and August this yr.

Hakeem Odumosu, the police commissioner within the state, mentioned this throughout a safety and enterprise dialogue on the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Business (LCCI) in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday.

Along with the homicide instances, Mr Odumosu mentioned 493 suspected armed robbers, together with site visitors robbers; and 397 suspected cultists had been arrested.

He added that 160 theft incidents had been foiled, whereas six residential robberies had been profitable however no life misplaced within the incidents.

“You aren’t unaware of the final safety challenges which can be noticeable in Lagos which embody armed theft, cultism, robbery-in-traffic, gangsterism, land grabbing, cyber-crimes, and recently site visitors gridlock.

“These safety challenges are nonetheless not insurmountable because the Command has thrived exhausting in arresting perpetrators and curbing the challenges as required of us. On this regard, the Command, with its anti-crime methods and the assistance of most of the people, has recorded an considerable variety of achievements from January, 2021 until date,” he mentioned.

Mr Odumosu mentioned the command was in a position to get better 40 stolen automobiles, whereas 98 arms, 243 numerous calibers of ammunition and 11 harmful weapons had been recovered.

The police boss additionally disclosed {that a} whole of three,700 bikes had been impounded between January and August, and crushed in step with the order of the court docket inside this era.

“The menaces being perpetrated by Okada operators to help crimes and criminality within the state are worrisome. The Command has briefed the state authorities on this pattern with a view to arresting the state of affairs and making the state secure.

The recalcitrant criminally minded riders are every day being handled based on the legislation by the Command. Their operations inside central enterprise districts, banks and different enterprise environments are every day being curtailed,” the police commissioner mentioned.

The police commissioner mentioned the command has examined the safety challenges in Lagos and proffered attainable options, together with collaboration with neighbourhood safety models and different statutory safety companies.

Mr Odumosu mentioned cops within the state is not going to relent of their efforts in curbing crime and arresting legal parts throughout the state.

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