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In a bid to fight crime, the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration has arrested 17 young boys on the grounds of Armed robbery and public disturbances. They were arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command following an increase in cultists and hoodlums clashes within Lagos State.
The arrest was carried out on Monday by the operatives at the Orile division. Until their arrest, the suspects were said to be disturbing,harrassing and dispossessing people of their belongings around Amosun, Zion, Mosalase and Ikale streets in Sasi Iganmu area of Lagos State with various dangerous weapons.
The suspects include 17 teenagers and they were between the ages of 16 years old to 20 years old. There were arrested alongside the weapons that they possessed.
According to vanguard news, Lagos State Police Command has intensified its efforts to rid the state of cultists, armed robbery, hooliganism and miscreants that terrorises the citizens of the State and its suburbs. The suspects were arrested at different points in the state following a tip-off.
The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi said that the arrest was part of proactive measures taken by the command to curb crime.
He further states that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has asserted that the suspects will be profiled, investigated and charged to court without any delay in order to stop their criminal tendencies.
I believe this will serve as a deterrent and a warning to youth out there to desist from any criminal activity.
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