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Sunday, 12 April 2020

Lockdown: Police arrest hoodlums terrorising Lagos communities

Lockdown: Police arrest hoodlums terrorising Lagos communities

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu

The Rapid Response Squad, a section of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested five hoodlums suspected to have unleashed mayhem on residents of Lagos border communities on Saturday.

The RRS team led by its Commander, Tunji Disu, said the suspects had harassed citizens in Abule-Egba, Alagbado, Ijaiye amongst other areas of the state.

Disu said five arrests have been made, adding that the police would be on standby to prevent further disturbances.

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The PUNCH had reported that hoodlums robbed residents of the areas which fall under Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos State on Saturday.

This happened as the 14-day lockdown order of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to curb the spread of COVID-19 enters day 12.

The two affected local governments in Lagos are close communities to Ogun State.

Disu explained that some of the suspects were arrested while the RRS team and the police in the local divisions were on patrol.

“Commander RRS, DCP Olatunji Disu, Commander, Area H, ACP I. D. Zungura and DPOs of affected areas today led teams in the combing of borders communities of Lagos and Ogun State.

“Areas patrolled include Ijoko, Dalemo, Saka, Akinde, Ijaiye, Ojokoro, Kola, Alakuko, Abule, Alagbado, Jankara, Ahmadiya e.t.c where hoodlums believed to have entered into Lagos to harass and rob residents.

“The Area Commander, ACP I.D Zungura assured residents of the affected communities to join hands with the police to put an end to the activities of the criminals in the area.

“Five suspects have been arrested,” the police stated.

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