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Lagos police arrest 1,019 miscreants in one week


The State Police Command on Sunday reported that a total of 1,019 suspected miscreants were arrested in different parts of Lagos in six days.

This, according to the PUNCH, was disclosed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, through a statement on Sunday.

It was reported that they were apprehended between April 8 and April 14.

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The statement partly reads, “Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad on Tuesday arrested 43 suspects in an all-night raid of notorious spots in Oshodi and its environs, just as they recovered a semi-automatic pistol in a separate incident the same day.

Some of the weapons recovered were pistols, 9mm caliber, and expended ammunition.

“The pistol was recovered in Opebi, Ikeja, when Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, deployed a team from the squad to verify information received from members of the public. Also recovered during the discreet operation were two 9mm cartridges and one expended cartridge of ammunition.

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He disclosed that the 43 suspects were those found guilty after a thorough screening of all arrested suspects by the Commander RRS, noting that they would be charged to court immediately.

“Between April 8 and April 14, 1,019, including 43, were arrested by the Rapid Response Squad. The suspects will be arraigned tomorrow.”

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A statement by the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad on Tuesday said that 43 suspected miscreants were apprehended at Oshodi.