Police Nabs 2,329 Suspects Within 100 Days Of CP Fayoade Assumption Of Office In Lagos

•By Raheem Ibrahim

No fewer than 2,329 suspects were arrested at different parts of Lagos State by the Police within 100 days of the new CP Fayoade in office.

Parading 64 suspects among the suspects for sundry criminal offences at the Police Officers’ Mess, in Ikeja, CP Fayoade alleged that they were suspected cultists, armed robbers, kidnappers among others.

The police boss informed that many suspects were arrested at different black spots in Lagos, stating that 2,253 of those raided were prosecuted, while others are currently being processed for prosecution.

He added that in the past month, the State Police Command arrested 64 suspects, including armed robbery, cultism, unlawful possession of firearms and unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

According to CP Fayoade, “We recovered a total of 20 firearms, including four toy guns, 120 rounds of toy ammunitions, 28 live ammunitions, 15 live cartridges, three expended cartridges, four vehicles, seven POS machines, cutlasses, illicit drugs and various charms.”

The CP noted that policing Lagos State deserves extra commitment and dedication to duty adding that his avowal is for him and his officers to remain awake while Lagosians enjoy their sleep.

According to him, “Since assumption of office alot of measures were put in place to forestall crimes and criminality in the state and make a thriving hub for socio-economic activities. Lagos is the economic hub of not only Nigeria but the whole of Africa, so we want thrive to ensure that criminal activities are reduced to zero to allow for seamless economic activities.

“We have told the Area Commanders and DPOs that they have no reason to go their houses to sleep. That’s to say there is enough police visibility in all corners of the state. Criminals are always watching areas where there are no enough police visibility so that they can strike. That’s why our men must as point of duty, as a point of commitment and dedication to duty must be on for 24 hours everyday and ensure that no area is left porous for criminals to operate.

“That is what it takes policing Lagos. I used to tell my officers that Lagos is peaceful now, in those days in the 1990 to early 2020, you have no reason as a DPO to go to your house; because the moment you close you’ll be called back that criminals are operating in your area and you have to be there to restore peace. Our resolve like I said is to ensure that Lagos is peaceful to ensure thriving social and economic activities in the state.”
While reeling out his achievement within that period, he revealed, “A total of 4,502 motorcycles have so far been impounded on banned routes and have been handed over to the State Government for crushing. Suspects are to be charged to court after investigation.”

The Police boss said that in the last 100 days, he piloted the affairs of the Lagos State Police Command with all sense of professionalism, charging his men to be up and doing and not sparing the big stick on officers found wanting.

Fayoade said that the security architecture of the Command was rejigged with township patrol, paying special attention to high-risk areas, especially at peak periods, which he stressed, has helped to reduce traffic robberies.

While commending the media and sisters security agencies for their support within the period, he said that the Command was committed to the security of lives and properties in Lagos State, stressing the waterways were being policed in collaboration with the Navy and JTF.

“We shall be engaging with the community to build trust, gather information and collaborate on addressing safety concerns. We shall also leverage on technology integration, using modern technology like surveillance, GPS tracking and data analytics for better monitoring and response,” the CP said.

He added that 56 suspects, arms, ammunition, substance suspected to be weeds, and charms were paraded physically.

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