No fewer than 10 criminal suspects have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command during a raid in the Mushin area of the state.
The raid, according to the PUNCH quoting the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, on Thursday, was ordered by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
Although the police withheld the suspects identities, Ajisebutu revealed that the move was to rid the state of criminal suspects unleashing terror on residents.
All arrested suspects have be transferred to the state Command's Special Squad for onward prosecution on orders of the CP.
He said, “In continuation of the ongoing massive, intelligence-led raid of criminal hideouts in Lagos State, the state police command has again, in a special raid carried out around 10pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, arrested 10 suspected criminals in all identified criminal hideouts in the Mushin area of the state.
“The latest operations, carried out in the most professional manner without infringement on the rights of innocent and law-abiding citizens, was in further compliance with the directive of the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
“The aim is to take the fight to the doorsteps of criminals, miscreants and rid the state of the anti-social elements whose stock–in–trade is causing undeserved pain and losses to innocent residents of the state.”
“The suspects who were picked up at various criminal hideouts are strongly believed to be responsible for cult clashes and other criminal activities in Mushin and its environs where they caused untoward pain to peace-loving residents of the area in recent times.
“The CP has directed that all suspects be taken to the Command's Special Squad for profiling and subsequent arraignment in court,” the statement said.