30th November, 2015
No fewer than 10 suspected armed robbers have been killed in the last 12 days in different parts of Lagos State during exchange of gunfire with the police.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, made the disclosure on Monday while addressing newsmen on the activities of the command in the last two weeks.
Owoseni said that while some of suspects died exchanging gunfire with the police during gridlock robbery, others died robbing some residents in different areas.
He said that 19 other robbery suspects and 11 cultists were arrested and 15 ammunition, eight guns and two vehicles were recovered within the same period.
According to him, other exhibits recovered are four speed boats, two canoes, four military camouflage uniforms, two mobile police uniform and handsets used by the robbers to attack banks in Agbara, Ogun.
The commissioner said that within the period, 949 suspected miscreants were arrested during raids of some black spots but 83 were released after screening.
Owoseni said 866 were charged with various offences, adding that 1,060 motorcycles were impounded for contravening the ban on commercial motorcycles plying the highways.
He noted that the incident of traffic robbery had reduced but said that there was the need for members of the public to give prompt information to the police.
NAN reports that some of the arrested suspects and exhibits were also paraded.