Police Arrest 779 Suspects, Recover 33 Cars, 27 Guns in Lagos


Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Lagos State Police said on Wednesday it has arrested about 779 suspects from different raids for crimes ranging from armed robbery to cultism, as well as raids of criminal hideouts across the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who made this disclosure during a parade at the command headquarters at Ikeja, also said the command recovered 27 guns, 64 rounds of various ammunition and 33 different vehicles.

He said among those arrested were 23 suspected armed robbers, two cultists and 754 other persons who were apprehended during raids of criminal hideouts in the past three weeks.

Owoseni also said three suspected armed robbers were killed during gun duels with the police, and several suspects arrested across Lagos in the last three weeks.

The police boss said out of the 754 persons raided, about 260 persons were released unconditionally after they were found to have legitimate source of livelihood.