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“Lagos Police Command Arrest 2,329 Suspects, Prosecutes 2253 in 3 Months”, CP Fayoade

Lagos State Police Command has arrested 2,329 suspected criminals and  prosecuted 2,253  in the last three months.
This was revealed on Wednesday, March 27, 2024  by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adegoke Fayoade,  who resumed as Commissioner on December 14, 2023.

Mr. Adegoke Fayoade, Lagos State Commissioner of Police at the press briefing

At a press briefing held at police officers mess, Ikeja, Lagos to mark his first 100 days as the Lagos CP, Fayoade said inter alia, “It is with a great sense of service that I present to you today our journey so far as a command since I assumed duty as the Commissioner of Police on December 14, 2023 in Lagos State.
“In the past days, I have piloted the affairs of the command with all sense of professionalism, charging my men to be up and doing and not spearing the big stick on officers found wanting”.
“We have rejigged our township patrol, paying special attention to high-risk areas especially at peak periods and this has helped a lot to reduce traffic robberies”
“Upon assumption of duty, I presented to Lagosians my ten-point strategic road map. I have kept faith with that document and have ensured that all the goal-oriented plans therein are actualized” CP said

He stated that the enforcement on the ban of commercial motorcycles, otherwise known as Okada on some routes is not left out as “our continuous enforcement drives have been yielding positive results where a total of 4,502 motorcycles have so far been impounded on banned routes and have been handed over to the State Government for crushing.”
Specifically, he added that, in the past month, the command also arrested 64 suspects, who have engaged in crimes including armed robbery, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms as well as unlawful possession of illicit drugs and  many more.
“Items recovered from them include: a total of  20 firearms;  120 rounds of toy ammunitions; 28 live ammunitions, 15 live cartridges and threw  expended cartridges others are four  vehicles; POS machine; seven  cutlasses, illicit drugs and various charms” said Fayoade.

He further elaborated on a case of  kidnapping which happened on February 20, 2024, where three men, one on military uniform accosted a young man and subsequently abducted him in a Honda Salon car and demanded ransom.
He said, “the victim then transferred the sum of four hundred thousand naira to his abductors before he was released to another group who took him away in their Toyota Camry car, obtained him of his Diamond earrings, gold earrings, Cartier wristwatch, and iPhone 12 pro max and then demanded for a ransom of Six million, four hundred thousand Naira, a friend of the victim paid the sum of fifty thousand naira to the abductors.”
“Upon reporting of the case, luckily, the victim was able to identify a young lady whom he saw pointing at him before the incidence. Investigation led to the arrest of Zara Onyesom, 28; Abayomi Olalere Ishola,  28;  Chima Cyril Collins, 29;  Oluwasheun Illre,  40 and Ayodabo Olumuyiwa Muyideen, 38. One Honda salon car and Toyota Camry car were recovered while all items obtained from the victim were also recovered and handed over to him. However, the case has been charged to court”.

Also speaking on the rising incident of ‘one chance’ gangs in Lagos, the commissioner said, “On March 18, 2024, at about 2100hrs, operatives of the Command stop and searched a minibus around Iyana Isolo area when two of the occupants took to their heels upon engagement while one Idowu Jelili ‘m’ aged 36 was arrested in possession of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. Investigation revealed that they are a three-man one chance syndicate. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing members. Case has been charged to court.”

He said the force has put certain strategies in place to checkmate criminal activities, especially on the waterways,” Our Marine Police Division is working very hard with the assistance of the Nigerian Navy to frustrate the activities of criminals, especially kidnappers on our waterways”.

In course of the press briefing, suspected criminals arrested were paraded before the journalists, while guns and drugs seized from them were also displayed.

The suspects paraded by the Lagos State Police Command
The items seized from the suspected criminals
Some of the items seized from the suspected criminals

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