In a decisive move against criminal activities, the Lagos State Police, under the leadership of Commissioner Adegoke Fayoade, has successfully apprehended Thirty-Seven (37) suspects involved in crimes ranging from armed robbery and stealing to cultism and unlawful possession of firearms.
The outcome of these operations not only resulted in the removal of these individuals engaging in criminal activities but also led to the recovery of a significant cache of weapons. In total, Sixteen (16) firearms, including an alarming toy pistol, Seventy-Two (72) live cartridges, and Seventy-Five (75) live ammunition were confiscated by law enforcement.
The diversity of weapons seized highlights the seriousness of the criminal activities disrupted by the police. The recovered items also include various weapons and tools that could have been used to perpetrate further crimes.
Among the standout cases mentioned by Commissioner Adegoke Fayoade were instances of armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy, and cultism. Notably, the swift response of the police resulted in the arrest of suspects linked to the invasion at Iju-Ishaga, the recovery of a snatched AK47 rifle, and the capture of a notorious cultist leader, Olamilekan Tajudeen, also known as Ebila.
The Commissioner underscored the commitment of the Lagos State Police to ensuring the safety and security of residents. Investigations are ongoing, and the suspects will face legal action once the inquiry is concluded.
This significant intervention by the police aligns with their dedication to curbing criminal activities and maintaining public safety in Lagos State.