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As many as 33 suspects marched to the Lagos State Police Command yesterday, for alleged murder and kidnapping.
Other alleged crimes included robbery, illegal possession of firearms, and worship.
His spokesman, Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu, speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, said the suspects were arrested between January 24 and March 1, 2022.
“Command, through its proactive strategies and reinvigorated security architecture, thwarted 16 armed robberies.
“We have arrested 62 armed robbery suspects. After diligent investigation, 50 have been brought to justice,” he said.
Ajisebutu said the command’s efforts to crack down on the cult also yielded huge results as no less than 104 suspected cultists were arrested.
“Of these, 98 suspected cultists have been brought to justice while others are currently under close surveillance.
“A total of 15 vehicles stolen from various locations across the state, primarily those removed from parks, have been recovered through a careful and coordinated investigation by our crack detectives.
“Sixty murder suspects were arrested during the period covered by this brief.
“Twelve suspects were brought to trial for rape/defilement, while 27 weapons, 83 ammunition and 10 other dangerous weapons were recovered,” he said.
Among the suspects exhibited was a 14-year-old housekeeper, who strangled her mistress’s six-month-old baby kept in her care.
“The girl confessed that some cult members ordered her to kill the baby and bring her blood, which she complied with.
“Another suspect is a 26-year-old woman, who stabbed her boyfriend to death for over N3,000 at Ogunnaike Street, Shangisha, Lagos.
“The woman stabbed her boyfriend with a knife as she argued over the share of 3,000 naira given to them by a good Samaritan.
“A 38-year-old company employee also colluded with others to steal from his employer.
“He colluded with armed robbers to rob the IMPCO company, Mushin.
“He allegedly tied up company security guards before taking away 693 bags of raw materials for the manufacture of plastic products.
“Another suspect, a 27-year-old armed robber gang leader, broke into a victim’s residence in the Sangotedo area and robbed her of her gold jewelry, cell phones and other valuables.
“He and his gang also took away the victim’s Lexus RX 350 SUV and a Toyota Camry Saloon car.
“He was finally arrested in Ikeja on February 22 as he and his accomplices were on their way for another robbery operation,” Ajisebutu said.