The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 11 suspected cultists and traffic robbers at Railway Crossing in the Ikeja area of the state.
The suspects, according to the police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, were apprehended on May 1 for attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings within the area.
He identified the suspects as Sadiq Masaki, Oladimeji Olatunbosun, Adam Hassan, Tunde Afolayan, Michael Ademola, Olamide Johnson, Abiodun Opeyemi, Oluseyi Agbaje, Daniel Ayomide and Adebayo Tobi,
“The operatives who responded to a distress call from one of the victims (name withheld), raced to the area and arrested some of the suspects in action while others were arrested at their hideouts around Ikeja Along,” Muyiwa said via a statement.
“They have confessed to the crime. The suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses and charms during operation.”
The police spokesman said the the suspects revealed one of their receivers, one Idris Adamu, who was immediately arrested at Alade Market in Lagos.
Items recovered included a gold neck lace of one of the victims and many other suspected stolen items like phones, neck laces, watches.
Other victims of their robbery operation have been identified and assisting the police in their investigation.
Meanwhile, the suspects are assisting police authorities with information on their mode of operations, membership and accomplices so as to apprehend other members of the gang and those who conspire with them in committing the dastardly act in the area and across the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the police operatives to profile the suspects and go after their gang members and conspirators, warning that the State Police Command will not spare anyone criminal.
Odumosu also directed that the Commander RRS, the Commander Taskforce and other tactical Commanders to strategise in getting rid of traffic robbers and other criminals in order to accord perfect and excellent service delivery as well as effective security to all and sundry in Lagos.