214 males, 6 females suspected notorious criminals arrested
The Lagos Police Command with the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force and other security outfits during a joint mid-night enforcement operations carried out yesterday on criminal hideouts around Lagos Island as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Imohimi Edgal nabbed 220 suspected notorious criminals.
The joint mid-night enforcement operations tagged ‘Mother of all Raids’ was led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police Area ‘A’ Command (Lion Building) ACP Olushola Akinyede with the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Rapid Response Squard (RRS) and all Divisional Police Officers under Area ‘A’ command Lagos Island.
SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the Lagos State Task Force disclosed that 214 males and 6 females suspected notorious criminals were arrested during the joint mid-night enforcement operations carried out around Obalende, Sura, Adeniji-Adele, Oke-suna, Sangros, Falomo, Agarawu, Bishop-Oluwole, Tokunbo, Idumota and Apogbon area of Lagos Island.
He commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Imohimi Edgal for his prompt professionalism on tackling criminal activities across the State.
The Chairman hinted that both ‘112 and 767’ toll-free security numbers provided by the government is assisting the Nigeria Police and other Law enforcement Agencies across the State in tackling criminal activities.
He commended the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for equipping the ‘Lagos State Command and Control Cetre’ with modernised security equipment.
He confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Imohimi Edgal has directed that all arrested 220 suspected notorious criminals be thoroughly screened before being charge to court for prosecutions.
Ibrahim Oluwole one of the notorious criminal said he was arrested under the Obalende fly-over at mid-night.
He confessed to have belonged to a criminal gang that dispossess innocent members of the public of their valuables such as phones, wallets and jewelleries at night around Obalende.
Mr. Ibrahim Oluwole (27yrs) who hails from Shagamu area of Ogun State however appealed for leniency from the Government as he promised to turn a leaf.
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