The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended 425 suspected criminals for different crimes, including armed robbery, rape, impersonation and cultism, in November.
According to the command, 190 have been charged to court for prosecution.
The monthly Police Activity Report for November 2021, signed by State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem O. Odumosu, disclosed that the Command stopped several robbery incidents from taking place and recovered six arms, while 178 vehicles and 320 motorcycles were impounded for violating the State Traffic Laws across Lagos metropolis.
According to the report, Police, acting on intelligence gathered, were able to mobilise a crack team to displace suspected armed robbers at Safejo Area of Amukoko, leading to the arrest of two of the suspects and recovery of one toy gun.
The statement also affirmed that upon receipt of a distress call reporting the case of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly defiled by a gang after being lured to a location by her friend, the Police immediately mobilised to the scene to rescue the victim but it was too late.
The victim was later taken to the hospital for examination and treatment, however one of the suspects has been arrested.
Also in the report was the case of a clampdown on the activities of cultists operating in different parts of the State, particularly Agodo in Ikotun, Obalende, Ishashi and Bariga areas, where some gang members were arrested for breach of peace and disorderly conduct, were all contained in the statement.