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Lagos Police Command arrests 5 armed robbery suspects, 73 suspected cultists



The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five armed robbery suspects and 73 suspected cultists, a statement signed by its spokesman, Bala Elkana, said on Sunday in Lagos.

Elkana, in the statement, said that the suspects were picked up at various locations in Lagos following reports on their criminal activities.

“On searching the suspects, one locally-made pistol with 10 cartridges was recovered. Investigation is ongoing, suspects will be charged to Court,” he said.

“On July 17, at about 8:30 p.m., operatives of Operation Crush, acting on intelligence reports, raided some criminal hideouts within Akerele areas, Agege.

“During the raid, 34 suspects known as ‘awawa boys’, who have been terrorising the areas, were arrested while seven bags of weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp, were recovered,” the statement said.

He said that the suspects had been handed over to Taskforce, Oshodi for prosecution.

The statement further said that on July 16, at about 9:30 p.m., youths from Idiroko, Adeola and Ajose in Owutu area of Ikorodu, engaged themselves in a supremacy fight at Idiroko area, Owutu, Ikorodu.

“The Police teams arrested 38 suspects and took them to Taskforce, Oshodi for prosecution, while security was beefed up in the area to forestall further threat to law and order.”

Also on July 20, at about 9:45 p.m., Bariga Police Station arrested one Alayakin Azeez Olawale, 32, at Egbenrogde Street.

“In all of the arrests, investigation is ongoing and the  suspects will be charged to Court soon,” he said.

Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin

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