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37 ARRESTED, ARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED IN ONE MONTH, SAYS CP FAYOADE • Assures Lagosians of safety under his watch

On: January 22, 2024 - In: Headlines News - No comments

 

37 ARRESTED, ARMS AND AMMUNITION RECOVERED IN ONE MONTH, SAYS CP FAYOADE • Assures Lagosians of safety under his watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the last one month, the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command has announced that a total of Thirty-Seven (37) suspects who have engaged in varying crimes including armed robbery, stealing, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms etc were arrested, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report.

 

In the same period, a total of Sixteen (16) firearms including a toy pistol, Seventy-Two (72) live cartridges, Seventy-Five (75) live ammunition, one expended cartridge, one pistol magazine, Six axes, Four daggers, Five Cutlasses, Two (2) vehicles, one POS Machine, fake vehicle registration plates and various charms were recovered.

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a detailed explanation of the task of policing in his first month as Lagos no. 1 cop, CP Adegoke Fayoade stated about some cases of unlawful possession of arms which were cracked on the same day. ‘On January 11, 2024, at about 2130hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Idowu Yunusa ‘m’ aged 25 who was seen attacking with intent to rob a passerby around Igando. A locally made shot gun was recovered from him. On January 11, 2024, at about 1530hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Damilola Ontinride ‘m’ aged 36 who was seen loitering around Mile 12 area. One locally fabricated baretta pistol with one live ammunition was recovered from him. He is suspected to be a member of an armed robbery gang. On January 11, 2024, at about 1500hrs, officers of the Command arrested one Rilwan Kareem ‘m’, Adejumo Noah ‘m’, Oluwadade Oluwasegun ‘m’ and Babatunde Raheed ‘m’ who were stopped and searched based on their suspicious movement within Aguda area. One locally fabricated double barrel gun was recovered from them.’

 

 

 

 

 

Other cases of unlawful possession of firearms include: ‘On December 5, 2023, at about 2300hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Lukmon Jimoh ‘m’ aged 35, who was stopped and searched based on his suspicious movement within Ibeju-lekki area. One locally made pistol, one toy pistol, one cartridge, one dagger and one axe were recovered from him. He is suspected to be a member of a one chance syndicate. On December 30, 2023, at about 0220hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Yahaya Abubakar ‘m’ aged 36 who was seen loitering around Igbo-Elerin. One locally made double barrel pistol with one live and one expended cartridge was recovered from him.’

 

 

 

 

 

Listing some armed robbery cases, Fayoade said: ‘Operatives of the Lagos State Command arrested one Toheeb Oyekunle ‘m’, Victor Jimoh ‘m’, Samuel Okanlawon ’m’, Segun Babatunde ‘m’, Okeowo Tosin ‘m’ and Mohammed Ibrahim ‘m’ in connection with the invasion that took place at at Iju-Ishaga area of the state where the suspects snatched an AK47 rifle from a police Officer. The suspects confessed to the crime and other criminal activities within Lagos and environs. One cut to size AK47 was recovered from them. On January 16, 2024, at about 1730hrs, based on receipt of complaints, operatives of the Command arrested one Lukmon Ojo ‘m’ aged 25 around Ojota area. The suspect dispossessed the complainants of their properties including drivers licence, ATM cards and phones which he used to make bank transfers and obtain loans. On November 22, 2023, at about 2300hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Adebayo Ojo Micheal ‘m’ aged 28 and his cohorts (still at large) who were in the process of dispossessing an uber driver of his vehicle around Eti-osa area of Lagos State. A locally made single barrel cut-to-size gun was recovered from him’, NAOSNP gathered.

 

 

 

 

 

Other cases mentioned include conspiracy, stealing, and cultism, ‘On January 11, 2024, at about 0100hrs operatives of the Lagos State Command, upon credible intelligence concerning activities of some hoodlums terrorizing Ikorodu and its environs, swung into action, and arrested one Balogun Tola aka 50 ‘m’ aged 35, Tunde Oladipupo ‘m’ aged 43, Rasa Ridwan ‘m’ aged 27 and Abimbola Aro ‘m’ aged 29 in connection with cult related activities. The following items were recovered from them: Three English double barrel gun, One pump action rifle, one reining model 700 rifle, one locally made pistol, Seventy-Four rounds of live ammunition, Sixty-Eight rounds of cartridges, one baretta pistol magazine, Four axes, Three daggers and Five cutlasses. On December 17, 2023, at about 2300hrs, based on credible intelligence that some group of boys suspected to be members of a confraternity were planning to retaliate their leader’s death on other rival cult members in Ayobo area of Lagos State, Police operatives of the Command were dispatched to the area where one Quadri Mukail ‘m’, Adedoyin Azeez ‘m’, Olayinka Ayodele ‘m’, Orefuwa Olamide ‘m’ and Anuoluwapo Ojo ‘m’ were apprehended in possession of one berretta pistol with two cartridges and one axe.

 

On January 13, 2024, at about 1030hrs, operatives of the Command arrested one Olamilekan Tajudeen aka Ebila ‘m’ aged 38, a wanted and notorious cultist leader who was involved in a series of cult related killings. One locally fabricated automatic baretta pistol was recovered from him. Effort is ongoing to arrest other members. On December 28, 2023, detectives of the Command, based on a complaint, arrested one Lukman Alabi ‘m’, in connection with the diversion of 600 bags of rice. The suspects confessed to the crime, some number of bags of rice were recovered and released to the owner.’

 

‘On December 26, 2023, based on credible intelligence that some group of boys suspected to be members of a Confraternity are planning to retaliate their leader’s death on a rival cult members in Golden Estate Abisoye area of Lagos State, Police operatives of the Command were dispatched to the area where one Rafiu Odeyemi ‘m’ aged 23 and Wesu Babatunde ‘m’ aged 23 were apprehended in possession of one locally made pistol. On 12th January 2024 at about 1500hrs, Headquarters 9 Brigade of Nigerian Army arrested and handed over six suspected armed robbers/cultists named Fatai Ajayi ‘m’ aged 25, Samuel Issac ‘m’ aged 26, Solomon Kamaldeen ‘m’ aged 28, Kenneth Danladi ‘m’ aged 29, Etuk Ayanime ‘m’ aged 28 and Damilola Oyerinde ‘m’ aged 36 along with one locally fabricated beretta pistol with one live 9mm ammunition’, Fayoade revealed.

 

All suspects are to be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.

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