Police apprehends 164 armed robbery suspects within 119 days


The Lagos State police command said that in the last 119 days, the command had  arrested 164 armed robbery suspects and successfully foiled 98 armed robbery attempts. 
Hakeem Odumosu,  the State Commissioner for Police disclosed this on Thursday while addressing a press conference at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja. 

Odumosu added that 13 armed robbery suspects died during exchange of fire with the police. 

He also stated that 165 suspects were arrested for cultism, four suspects were arrested for kidnapping and 103 suspects were arrested for murder.

“The state recorded 10 cases of suicide and prevented 7 suicide attempts. 34 assorted firearms with lots of ammunition of different calibre were recovered. The Command also recovered 22 stolen vehicles,” he said. 

On the enforcement of restriction of motorcycles and tricycles on 48 routes, bridges and expressways, the commissioner hinted that a total of 3,512 motorcycles and 202 tricycles were impounded since the commencement of the enforcement .

He added that 40 suspects were arrested while 25 traffic offenders, mostly those driving against traffic (one way) were arrested and successfully prosecuted.

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