58 SUSPECTED HOODLUMS ARRESTED ON LAGOS ISLAND
Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 58 suspected hoodlums terrorising the Agarawu, Ita Faaji, Igbosere areas of the Lagos Island.
The suspects which include 53 males and 5 females were apprehended by the security operatives on Monday 8th February 2021 at about 8 pm.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, made this known in a statement, on Tuesday, 9th February 2021, reiterating that the command will continue to intensify efforts to sanitise and restore normalcy in the affected areas.
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According to him, the arrest was made by the combined efforts of men of the Rapid Response Squad Taskforce, Police Mobile Force, Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps and other local security outfits, under the command of ACP Bode Ojajuni, the Area Commander Area A, Lion Building.
“The miscreants and gangsters in the areas have severally attacked and damaged peoples properties while some allegedly lost their lives to their various criminal activities,” Adejobi stated.
Meanwhile, Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution.
He also warned and assured that the command will not relent on its oars in making sure that the Lagos Island and the state generally are free of gangsterism, hooliganism and crimes.
The PPRO gave the names of the male suspects as: Sikiru Kareem, Kamal Olatoyinbo, Sulaimon Alaga, Musa Alidu, Amadu Chidi, Abass Saliu, Gafar Ambali, Oriyomi Adeyemi, Suleiman Saleh, Ojo Junior, Abayomi Ogunleye, Alhassan Abdulahi, Kazeem Olagbajumo, Rilwan Salau, Wajud Taiwo, and Suleiman Adewale.
Other male suspects include Wahab Azeez, Adam Oluwole, Solomon Segun, Wahab Korede, Micheal Oladeji, Gafar Mustapha Adeniyi, Oluwatobu Senu, Afeez Sulaimon, Surajudeen Jimoh, Adamu Ahmed, Nojeem Ajayi, Yusuf Lawal, Akanbi Quadri, Afeez Shodimu, Monday Joseph, Adigun Yahaya, Yusuf Salisu, Nuhu Umar, Abbey Sholola, Benjamin Charlie, Amen Daniel, Samuel Igogboye, Tony Nwokeji, and Ibrahim Usman.
Sulaiman Rasak, Haliru Abdulahi, Usman Mohammed, Yusuf Ayinde, Lekan Salisu, Abubakar Ibrahim, Yusuf Musa, Michael Francis, Abashin Rasheed, Saheed Dauda, Njokwu Ogonna, Njokwu Chinemenem, and Chinanso Okechukwu were also arrested.
The female suspects are: Sharon Egiri, Idris Jumoke, Nike Idris, Adewale Adeola and Damilola Omoniyi.