Lagos Police storm robbers’ hideouts, arrest five

Special team comprising policemen from different units raided some shanties suspected to be hideouts of traffic robbers and cultists in the Ikorodu area of Lagos and arrested five suspects – Tanimowo Babatunde, 41; Gbolahan Oladimeji, 25; Kabiru Atanda,30; Ibrahim Abubakri, 29 and 19-year-old Wasiu Rafiu.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Friday, said the operation was carried out on Thursday, he said, “The Commissioner of Police’s special squad hit the town on Thursday, around 6pm on sting operations. The special squad commanded by the Assisstant Commissioner of Police, Operations, comprised operatives of Rapid Response Squad, Task Force, State Intelligence Bureau, Special Anti-Crime Team, Police Mobile Force, Motor and Traffic Division, among others.

“The operations were carried out simultaneously to remove the shanties, blockages and open markets on the roads in the Ikorodu Division, particularly in the Agric area and some other parts of the town, that had been an eyesore and criminal hideouts, with a view to making the town free of gridlock and crimes. The squad succeeded in clearing the blockages on the roads, illegal parks and shops, where it arrested five suspected traffic robbers and cultists.”

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