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Lagos CP: We arrested 2,329 crime suspects, impounded 4,502 motorcycles in 3 months

Lagos CP: We arrested 2,329 crime suspects, impounded 4,502 motorcycles in 3 months
March 28
15:13 2024

Fayoade Adegoke, the Lagos state commissioner of police, says 2,329 suspects were apprehended, while 4,502 motorcycles were impounded in the city within his first 100 days in office.

Adegoke said this on Wednesday, during a media briefing on his achievements since he assumed office. He was appointed Lagos commissioner of police in 2023. 

He added that those arrested within the period include suspected cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers, among others.

The commissioner said several suspects were arrested during raids at different black spots in the state, detailing that 2,253 of those have been prosecuted, while others are awaiting prosecution.

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Adegoke explained that in February, the command arrested 64 suspects for unlawful possession of firearms and illicit drugs.

“We recovered a total of 20 firearms, including four toy guns, 120 rounds of toy ammunition, 28 live ammunition, 15 live cartridges, three expended cartridges, four vehicles, seven POS machines, cutlasses, illicit drugs and various charms,” Adegoke said.

“A total of 4,502 motorcycles have so far been impounded on banned routes and have been handed over to the Lagos state government for crushing.

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“All suspects are to be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.”

The commissioner explained that in the last 100 days, he spearheaded the affairs of the command with professionalism.

He charged security operatives to show commitment to their duty and report any officer found wanting.

Adegoke said there has been a complete overhaul of the security architecture of the command through intensified patrols, with special attention to high-risk areas, especially at peak periods, which has helped to reduce traffic robberies in the state.

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He commended the media and other security agencies for their support within the period, while seeking further collaboration from the public.

The commissioner reiterated his commitment to securing the lives and property of residents, adding that the waterways were also being secured in collaboration with the navy.

“We shall be engaging with the communities to build trust, gather information and collaborate to address safety concerns,” he said.

“We shall also leverage on technology like surveillance, GPS tracking and data analysis for better monitoring and response.”

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Kayode Egbetokun, the inspector-general of police (IGP), on December 12, 2023, deployed Adegoke as the new commissioner of police in Lagos.

Adegoke replaced Idowu Owohunwa, who was promoted to the rank of assistant inspector-general of police by the Police Service Commission (PSC). 

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