Police Nab 40 Criminal Suspects In Lagos Black Spots

Police Nab 40 Suspects In Black Spots Around Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, Tuesday night, arrested 40 suspected criminals in different black spots within the Yaba area of the state.

The 40 suspects were arrested at about 10:00 pm when the RRS operatives, working with members of Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency swooped on the spots.

The arrests were confirmed in a post Friday night on the verified X handle of the Lagos State Police Command.


It stated, “The raid is sequel to complaints from members of the public about the activities of criminals who waylay passersby and rob them of their belongings.”


Meanwhile, the RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi earlier directed operatives to conduct discreet surveillance of the area before the arrest.


The directive followed the complaints from residents and the approval to the effect by the State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade.


The statement added that 40 suspects were arrested during the sting operation that followed, from where nine persons were released to their family members after they were found innocent from thorough screening at the RRS Headquarters in Alausa area of Lagos.

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