In its bid to get Lagos State rid of cultism, hooliganism and violent crimes, the Lagos State Police Command has intensified efforts to neutralise various groups of deadly armed hoodlums, cultists and miscreants.
This was revealed by the spokesman of the Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday.
Adejobi said the hoodlums are fond of causing pains and agonies to innocent residents, especially Lagosians.
He said premised on the Lagos State Police Command’s proactive measures to curbing crimes, the Police operatives attached to Orile Division of the Command on Monday arrested 17 armed hoodlums, who were attacking, harassing and dispossessing members of the public of their belongings around Amosun, Zion, Mosalasi and Ikale Street in Sasi Iganmu area of Lagos State, with dangerous weapons.
He said based on the preliminary findings by the police, the hoodlums have not been linked to any of the existing cult groups in Lagos, but have various factions that foment trouble, engage in crimes and social vices and free-for-all in the areas.
The Commissioner of the Command, Hakeem Odumosu, while reaffirming his zero tolerance for cultism and other social vices, ordered the suspects to be profiled, investigated and charged to court without any delay in order to nip their criminal potentials and tendencies in the bud.
Odumosu further assured the general public of the zeal of the Police in line with the ideological perspectives of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to adopt modern and effective anti-crime strategies to provide adequate security for all and sundry in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos State.