Officers of the Lagos Police Command on Sunday launched a massive raid on crime hotspots in the state and arrested 720 suspected criminals.
Olumuyiwa Adejobi, public relations officer of Lagos command, who stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, said the raid was part of a relaunch of the Lagos command’s “anti-crime strategies to curb crime and criminalities across the state”.
Adejobi explained that the raid, which took place at about 7:00am, was carried out in places believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums.
He added that some items suspected to have been looted during the #EndSARS crisis were recovered.
“In its bid to solidify the security architecture of Lagos State, the Lagos State Police command has relaunched its Anti Crime Strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state,” the statement read.
“The command today, Sunday, 15th November, 2020, at about 7am, carried out raids simultaneously on identified black spots, reasonably believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the fourteen (14) Area Commands in Lagos State.
“In the swift operations, police operatives of the command arrested seven hundred and twenty (720) suspects with incriminating items including locally-made guns and live cartridges, charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, substances suspected to be cocaine and some items suspected to have been looted from various shopping outlets within the state during the recent EndSARS violence.”
Adejobi said the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the state criminal investigation department, Panti, to “commence discreet investigation on the arrested suspects for immediate prosecution”.
He also urged those whose items were looted to come forwarded with proof of ownership to retrieve them.