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Lagos: Police arrest 300 suspects in July

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

The Lagos Police Command has arrested no fewer than 300 suspected criminals for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, rape, defilement and cultism in the month of July.

This is contained in a statement posted on Friday on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Government signed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi.

In the monthly Police Activity Report for July 2022, Alabi said that out of the 300 suspects that were arrested, 244 persons had been charged to court for prosecution.

He disclosed that the Police foiled several armed robbery/cultists incidents and recovered 10 arms while 208 vehicles and 522 motorcycles were impounded for contravening traffic laws across the Lagos metropolis.

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“It also revealed that some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers were arrested on Badagry Expressway based on intelligence gathering, leading to the mobilisation of a team of policemen to dislodge criminals at the location.

“A total of 11 suspects were apprehended and have made useful statements to the Police during investigation.

“Several suspected armed robbers were also arrested at different times within the month at Agege, Ilupeju, Orile Iganmu and Lekki/Epe Expressway.

“Two locally-made pistols, two unexpended cartridges, Bajaj tricycle, operational vehicles and some charms were recovered from the suspects.

He said that the Police clamped down on the activities of cultists as Ketu, Ikorodu and Ilupeju among others andone Friday Nwife.

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“Nwife was arrested and taken into custody for allegedly stabbing a 25-year-old at Kogberegbe Street, Isolo, to death during an altercation.”

“A seven-year-old girl was allegedly defiled by one Greatness Eruoluwabami, on July 4, 2022, at Selewu Street, Igbogbo.

“The police team dispatched to the scene arrested the suspect and took the victim to Ita-Elewa Healthcare Centre for medical examination and treatment.” Alabi said.

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