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720 suspects arrested as police raid ‘crime hotspots’ in Lagos

BY Jesupemi Are


Olumuyiwa Adejobi, public relations officer of Lagos command, says 720 suspects were arrested when the police carried out a raid on “crime hotspots” on Sunday.

Adejobi, in a statement, said the raid was part of a relaunch of the Lagos command’s “anti-crime strategies to curb crime and criminalities across the state”.

Adejobi explained that the raid, which commenced at about 7am, was carried out in places believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums.

He added that some items suspected to have been looted during the #EndSARS crisis were recovered.


“The command today, Sunday, 15th November, 2020, at about 7am, carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State,” the statement read.

“In the swift operations, police operatives of the command arrested seven hundred and twenty (720) suspects with incriminating items, including locally-made guns and live cartridges, charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, substances suspected to be cocaine, and some items suspected to have been looted from various shopping outlets within the state during the recent EndSARS violence.”

Adejobi said the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the state criminal investigation department (SCID), Panti, has been directed to “commence discreet investigation on the arrested suspects for immediate prosecution”.


He also urged those whose items were looted to come forward with proof of ownership to retrieve the items.

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