In its renewed efforts at ridding Lagos State of all forms of criminality, the state police command has arrested 17 hoodlums terrorising residents of Orile Iganmu and environs. The suspects were arrested while causing mayhem in the area and dispossessing residents of their belongings.
In a statement released by the command’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the state command has intensified effort at ensuring the safety of all Lagos residents and a zero tolerance for crimes.
The police PPRO said, “Premised on the Lagos State Police Command’s proactive measures to curbing crimes, police operatives attached to the Orile Division of the command, on Monday, September 14, 2020, arrested 17 armed hoodlums attacking, harassing and dispossessing members of the public of their belongings on Amosun, Zion, Mosalasi and Ikale streets in Sari-Iganmu area of the state”.
He gave the names of the arrested hoodlums as: Afolabi Abeeb, 18; Adeniyi Fawaz, 18; Ezekiel Kehinde, 16; Babatunde Toheeb, 17; Olanrewaju Quadri, 19; Sunday Okon, 16; Muhammad Usman, 17; Ayinla Teslimi, 18; Ayantunji Daniel, 17; Prince Ogungbemi, 17; Ope Semiu, 18; Abeeb Ajayi, 14; Toheeb Lamidi, 15; Israel Iyiyemi, 14; Omokunle Tomola, 16; Faruq Babatunde, 20; and Damilare Alabi.
The Lagos PPRO further said, ” Based on preliminary findings by the police, the hoodlums have not been linked to any existing cults in Lagos but have various factions that foment trouble, engage in crimes and social vices and free-for-all in the areas”.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has however ordered the immediate arraignment of the arrested hoodlums for proper prosecution.
Uzogara McDonald Tobechukwu