The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, paraded at least 1,320 suspects for allegedly terrorising and robbing residents of their valuables in various areas of the state.
Speaking at the command headquarters at Ikeja on Wednesday, Odumosu said, “Today, the command is parading a total number of 1,320 miscreants/hoodlums who were raided at various locations across the state and many weapons, suspected hard drugs and weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp, were recovered from them.
“In total, from the month of May 2021 till date, the command arrested 66 suspected armed robbers, 772 suspected cultists and 447 murder suspects, among others.”
Odumosu also stated that aside from a University of Lagos student, Chidinma Ojukwu, more suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder of Super TV’s boss, Usifo Ataga.
He said, “Chidinma initially was the only suspect that we arrested, but now, we have arrested additional suspects. So, members of the public should know that investigation into Chidinma’s case is progressing.
“The fundamental human rights of the suspects still exist under the constitution. The insinuation that the police want to sweep the case under the carpet, that will never happen. No matter the propaganda, we will never wither and we are not covering anybody as we have been able to establish conspiracy in the case.”