Determined to sanitize Lagos of social miscreants and change end of year crimes statistics, the new Lagos Police Commissioner (CP), Hakeem Odumosu has set up a Special Strike Force meant to target miscreants – related crimes.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana who confirmed this at the weekend, noting that 50 suspects were already in the cells, noted that the handpicked Strike Force membership, would also be intelligence – driven.
“The Operations are mostly Intelligence driven, collating actionable information about the activities of such miscreants, their membership and hideouts and taking the battle to their doorsteps”, stated Elkana, stressing that such criminal groups like operating under different names such as ‘One Million Boys’, ‘No Salary Boys’, ‘Awawa Boys’, etc would be specially targeted.
“The miscreants are responsible for series of violent crimes and attacks in different communities and neighborhoods. They also engage in Traffic robberies, assaults, murder and sexual assaults.
“50 Members of One Million Boys already in Custody.
“The Task Team is established in response to the recent activities of those miscreants in Ijegun, Itire, Isheri etc., where they vandalized some vehicles and destroyed some properties of innocent citizens for no just cause.
“Eleven suspects were initially arrested and charged to Court. Items recovered from the suspects include: two locally made Pistols, 11 axes, 9 cutlasses, 4 daggers and charms.
“The 50 suspects in custody are being profiled.
“The Commissioner of Police uses this medium to send a strong warning to members of such violent gangs that the Command will pursue them, subdue them and bring them to justice.
“Parents are advised to monitor the activities of their children, as the onslaught will be sustained, until sanity is restored to our streets and neighborhoods”, the PPRO stated further, emphasizing Hakeem Company’s determination to ensure Lagosians enjoy a crime-free Yuletide season this year.
Meanwhile, three notorious ‘Eiye’ cult members are presently in police kitty, arrested via credible intelligence.
“At about 04.05hrs, acting on credible Intelligence, detectives from Bariga Police Station raided a criminal hideout at No. 40 Akinlo Street Bariga.
“One Idowu Samuel ‘m’ 21years old, a dreaded Eiye confraternity cult leader in bariga was arrested. The suspect has been on the Police wanted list for murder and robbery cases. In a follow up investigation on 28/11/2019 at about 4.25am, the detectives arrested one Oyins Matins ‘m’ 28years old and Enest Arojiem ‘m’ 30years old at Community road Akoka, both members of Eiye confraternity. The suspects will be charged to Court”, Elkana indicated, adding that a traffic rogue on was also not spared on November 24.
“At about 7.00am, Operatives from Ketu Police Station on traffic surveillance arrested one Segun Akinwade ‘m’ of Bola dump site, Ojota, at BRT Bus stop Ketu.
“He was arrested with a motorcycle he snatched from a commercial operator. One locally made pistol was recovered from him. The suspect will be charged to Court”, the PPRO concluded.