Police Raid Lagos Island, Arrest 164


At least 164 suspects have been arrested at various black spots on Lagos Island during a massive raid carried out by the police.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, in charge of Area ‘A’,  Lion Building, Campbell Street, Lagos Island, Mr. I. O. Edgar, at the weekend, led the joint operation comprising military personnel, mobile policemen, Neighbourhood Watch and Civil Defence personnel to raid suspected crimminals’ hideouts on the Island.

Areas raided, according to a police source, included CMS, Luther, Kakawa, Olushi, Massey, Bamgbose, Igbosere, Oja Oba, Adeniji Adele Under Bridge, and Obalende.

At the end of the operation, the police source said, 164 suspects including two female were arrested and taken to the station where they are currently undergoing interrogation

Items recovered from the suspects, according to the police, include some weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and weapons.

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Meanwhile, the police at Area ‘A’ Command, Lagos Island have refuted the information being  circulated that a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, has been shot dead on Lagos Island.

A police source told P.M.NEWS that no police officer was killed or injured on Lagos Island, saying, “those peddling the false rumour are doing so to cause confusion.”

When P.M.NEWS visited Area ‘A’ Command to see the commander for comments over the raid and the rumour, he was said to have gone to the State Police Command for briefing.

But a police source comfirmed the raid and denied the death rumour.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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