The Lagos State Police Command has said that it arrested a total of 40 suspected felons, who committed various degrees of criminality in the last month ranging from armed robbery, stealing, kidnapping, cult attacks, murder, and many more.
The command made the revelation while parading the felons before members of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) and other invited press members at the Police Officers Mess, GRA, Ikeja, on Thursday.
In his speech, the Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, who was represented by the Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin “From all of these cases which we successfully cracked, we recovered a total of eight arms, 16 live ammunition, six vehicles, one motorcycle, two axes, nine generators, seven TVs, two grinding machine, two knives, one home theater, 27 phones, Hard drugs and decomposing human hands.”
Among the cases under review was the arrest of Adesiji Oluwatobi ‘m’ aged 44, and Oluwafemi Osoja ‘m’ aged 26, who dispossessed an Uber driver of his vehicle at gunpoint.
Others are arrested, by ‘credible intelligence’ of some group of boys of rival cult groups including Ridwan Akibu ‘m’ aged 28, Farouk Kareem ‘m’ aged 22 and Damilare Ige ‘m’ aged 30. The command confirmed that the suspects confessed to being active members of Aiye Confraternity and also involved in the killing of rival cult group members and innocent residents during cult-related clashes, and the arrest of a wanted notorious and deadly kidnapper, Shokki Ebis aka Nero ‘m’ aged 33yrs with one locally made Dane gun, one live cartridge. He also confessed to being a member of a kidnapping syndicate terrorizing Ikorodu down to Redeem Christian Church of God back gate in the Ogijo area of Ogun state, according to the PPRO.
Other criminals paraded were a 75-year-old grandma, who was accused of keeping stolen goods for the criminals; three males, who killed an elderly couple and made away with their money and other valuables; two men, Monday Alfred ‘m’ aged 32 and Laitan Apanpa aka Emir ‘m’ aged 34 for unlawful possession of two decomposing human hands and other dangerous weapons.
Also paraded were a gang of armed robbers; Saobanor Adesina ‘m’ aged 18, Boluwatife Oluwapelumi ‘m’ aged 23 and Idowu Oluwapelumi ‘m’ aged 20 for attacking residents of Jokogbola Estate, Agbede Ikorodu Lagos State and carted away Motorcycle, electronic, jewelry, laptop, nine cell phones, and case.
Confirming that the Command will charge all suspects to court immediately, CP Idowu Owohunwa, assured Lagos residents that the command “would continue to do everything operationally possible to ensure that crime and criminality are brought to the barest minimum in the State.”