The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 25 persons for robbery and cultism related activities at Ejigbo, Ago-Okota and Oshodi areas of the state.
Edgal Imohimi,the State Commissioner of Police, disclosed this at the Police Headquarters, Ikeja.
According to the Imohimi, the robbery suspects arrested in Ejigbo area are Adebayo Gbenga (23); Ashiru Dele (29); Damilare Fagbemi (23); Osondu Obodo (24), and Akeem Muibi (35).
Speaking during the parade of the suspects, Police Commissioner stated that there was a distress call to the Police at Ejigbo Division by residents at NNPC, Ejigbo, who complained of robbery attack on them.
Imohimi told newsmen that “We also arrested Fatai Adeshina, 32 years of age, who was caught vandalizing a Toyota Corolla car at Community Road, Ago Okota.
“He confessed to the operation he was arrested for. Exhibits recovered from him include the brain box of the car and four door control panels.
“Also arrested in Ejigbo are: Damilare Fagbemi – 23 years and Osondu Obodo – 24 years on account of stealing. They will all be charged to court.”
In a similar vein, a band of five machete-wielding hoodlums, who attacked innocent citizens and destroyed properties on October 11 this year, were also arrested on Tuesday morning from their various hideouts at Oshodi.
The police boss said the suspects were arrested after the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akinpelu Police Station, SP Oladimeji Sunday, led a team of operatives to their hideouts.
Imohimi said the police would continue to act towards making the state free from crimes, urging young ones to always shun crimes and other nefarious acts.