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Sunday 12 April 2020

Suspects arrested as Lagos police foil robbery attempt in communities under Ogun state; assure residents of adequate protection during the lockdown

Nine suspects were arrested along Abule Egba and Ifako Ijaiye communities in Ogun State after operatives of Lagos State Command successfully foiled a robbery attempt on residents in both communities.

The suspects were arrested by the Lagos State Police as they carried out their operations in the neighbouring communities.

In a statement released by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, it was disclosed that investigation is ongoing and the suspects will soon be charged to court.

This comes as residents of various communities in Ogun state took to Twitter to cry out about robbery attacks taking place every day since the lockdown. People have been tweeting about it with the hashtag #OgunUnrest.

Dear @segalink this happened moments ago at idiroko agbado they call them "1 million boys" mostly teenagers we have hundreds of them robbing from agbado to adiyan to ijoko, @OGSG_Official @dabiodunMFR shd help us out we can't sleep not even daytime @HQNigerianArmy #OgunUnrest— OLAGOKE OPEYEMI (@samsonopeyemi1) April 11, 2020

Also, twenty suspects were arrested on April 10, 2020, at about 8:00 pm within Ilaje and Ajah communities for gang violence.

Then, on April 11, 2020, at about 10:00am, Area B Command and Apapa Division responded to a distress call at Burma/Creek Road Apapa where seven gangsters who were engaged in a supremacy battle on the street were arrested.

According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the men's mission on the street is mainly to steal and loot under the guise of supremacy battle.

The Lagos State Police assured residents of adequate protection of their lives and properties throughout the lockdown period and beyond.

To achieve this, the Lagos police said they deployed Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants and tactical teams to different parts of Lagos State to tackle the menace of social miscreants.

The statement adds that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the immediate deployment of operatives of the Command's Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Anti Robbery Squad, Anti Cultism Squad and Raiders to various parts of Lagos State to support the efforts of Area Commands and Divisional patrol teams already deployed to the fields to tackle the menace of social miscreants and violent crimes perpetrated by hoodlums such as robbery, etc.

Operatives of the Command’s Rapid Response Squad are positioned in strategic locations to promptly respond to distress calls. Patrols are intensified around markets and stores to prevent hoodlums from stealing and looting. Patrol teams are equally deployed to the various communities and streets.

DSP Elkana added that if there's an emergency, residents of Lagos state can call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287, 09010512288.

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