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1320 suspects arrested in Lagos in 2 months


The Lagos State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 1320 hoodlums for various crimes within the metropolis between May and July 2021.

It said the hoodlums were arrested at different locations across the state, while many dangerous weapons, illicit drugs were also recovered from different criminal dens.

Commission­er of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed this while briefing reporters at the command’s headquarte­rs in Ikeja, Lagos.

Odumosu reiterated the command’s commitment to reducing crimes and social vices in the state.

He said from the month of May 2021 till date, the command arrested 66 suspected armed robbers, 72 suspected cultists and 47 murder suspects.

He added that the command recovered 110 arms, 125 ammunition of various calibres and eight stolen vehicles.

“Interestin­gly, the command was able to foil 46 cases of armed robbery in the state. The command, within the period under review, was able to charge 151 suspects to court amongst whom were 15 cultists/armed robbers,” he said.

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