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Bad times for suspected criminals in Lagos

By Odita Sunday and Bertram Nwannekanma
11 August 2016   |   4:10 am
The Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded no fewer than 96 suspected criminals allegedly involved in armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping and rape.
Items recovered from them

Items recovered from them

• Police parade 96 suspected armed robbers, cult members, kidnappers, rapists
• Recover 28 cars, 20 firearms, 30 live ammunition

The Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded no fewer than 96 suspected criminals allegedly involved in armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping and rape.

The paraded suspects were 39 cultists, nine kidnappers, eight rapists, as well as 33 policemen nabbed for extortion.

The state police boss, Fatai Owoseni, who made this disclosure at the command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos disclosed that 20 firearms and 30 live ammunition were recovered from the hoodlums, alongside many phones, laptops and gold jewelries.

The Ikoyi Division, Isokoko Division and the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) achieved the successes. Owoseni also told newsmen that three more suspects who were involved in the kidnapping of Iba monarch, Oba Goriola Oseni, have been arrested.

According to Owoseni, “among the suspects arrested were three kidnappers, who were picked up in connection with the abduction of Oba Oseni. The suspects were arrested because they took the information of the Oba to the main kidnappers and they also collected out of the ransom paid.

“Frantic efforts are still being made by the command along with the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team to round up others. Those arrested would soon be arraigned in court.