As Lagos Island boils, police arrest 58 ‘troublemakers’

The Lagos police command says it has arrested 58 people in its effort to restore normalcy to the Agarawu, Ita Faaji, Igbosere, and other areas on the Lagos Island.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, said this in a statement on Tuesday by the command’s spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Mr. Odomosu said the suspects comprised of four elderly persons, five females and 39 males.

He said Lagos Island was under the siege of miscreants and gangsters, which led the command to dispatch a team comprising the police and other security outfits to the area.

“The team comprises Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Taskforce, Police Mobile Force, and the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps under ACP Bode Ojajuni, the Area Commander, Area A, and Lion Building.

“They went after the bad boys in the areas which eventually led to the arrest of 58 suspects on Monday.

“The miscreants and gangsters in the areas have severally attacked and damaged people’s properties while some have allegedly lost their lives to their various criminal activities,” the police boss said.

Mr. Odumosu said the suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for “proper investigation” and prosecution.



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