The Lagos State Police Command has raided some black spots, specifically Oshodi Oke and Oshodi Under Bridge, where 103 hoodlums were arrested with dangerous weapons.
The raids, carried out on July 19 and 20, 2021, was c confirmed by the Command’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi.
In a statement on Sunday, Adejobi said the Command’s Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered Tactical Commanders and Commanders in charge of the Rapid Response Squad and Taskforce, to go after hoodlums and miscreants who might want to create security threats and attack unsuspecting Lagosians during and after the Eid-El-Kabir celebration in Lagos State.
On the strength of the Commissioner’s of Police instruction, the Commander Taskforce and team embarked on the raid of Oshodi area of Lagos State and arrested the suspects, recovered drugs and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and dangerous weapons.
Odumosu, due to some complaints received and isolated cases of robbery in traffic and harassment at Oshodi area, has ordered the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, and Commander Taskforce, CSP Sola Jejeloye, to consistently raid and police Oshodi area and other identified areas that are vulnerable to attacks.
Equally, the police operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu on July 19, 2021 at 1:30pm, arrested one John Obike, 36, at Aleje area of Ikorudu for threatening and attempting to rob a POS operator.
The suspect, who was arrested with a toy gun, has confessed to the crime.
Odumosu has ordered that the hoodlums be charged to court accordingly as the command plans more raids of such black spots in the state.
The CP also charged other tactical Commanders to go after hoodlums and miscreants in the state in order to get the state rid of crimes and criminality.