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10 suspects arrested as police raid criminal hideouts in Lagos

Lagos CP Hakeem Odumosu
Lagos CP Hakeem Odumosu

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrests of 10 suspected criminals terrorising unsuspecting members of the public in the Mushin Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement on Thursday, said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the raid to rid the state of criminal suspects unleashing terror on residents.

Ajisebutu said, “In continuation of the ongoing massive, intelligence-led raid of criminal hideouts in Lagos State, the state police command has again, in a special raid carried out around 10pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, arrested 10 suspected criminals in all identified criminal hideouts in the Mushin Area of the state.

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“The latest operations, carried out in the most professional manner without infringement on the rights of innocent and law-abiding citizens, was in further compliance with the directive of the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.

“The aim is to take the fight to the doorsteps of criminals, miscreants and rid the state of the anti-social elements whose stock–in–trade is causing undeserved pain and losses to innocent residents of the state.”

The PPRO stated that Odumosu had ordered that the 10 arrested suspects be transferred to the state Command’s Special Squad for onward prosecution.

“The suspects who were picked up at various criminal hideouts are strongly believed to be responsible for cult clashes and other criminal activities in Mushin and its environs where they caused untoward pain to peace-loving residents of the area in recent times.

“The CP has directed that all suspects be taken to the Command’s Special Squad for profiling and subsequent arraignment in court,” the statement said.

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