The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has stormed the cells of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja and directed the immediate release of 40 suspects, while 30 other suspects, said to be involved in cultism, were ordered to be charged to court without delay.
Imohimi, who embarked on an extensive surprise night patrol of some volatile police formations in the state, also directed that, henceforth, suspects must be treated with dignity and in humane condition, pending the conclusion of their cases.
The patrol was necessitated by security reports about likely resurgence of militancy from the creeks and the smoldering cult activities in some parts of the state.
Imohimi stopped over in about five Police Divisions and other strategic formations on Saturday and Sunday nights, with a view to ensuring that they were not just at alert, but ready for action.
Some of the formations and divisions visited included Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, FEDSARS; the State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba; Isokoko, Alausa, Pen cinema, Iju and MAN Centre Divisions, where he reportedly met their Divisional Police Officers.
The CP also interrogated all the suspects inside their cells, after which he directed that those whose offences were minor should be released immediately, while those that have cases cases should be charged to court without delay.