July 20, 2024

The Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has detained 40 suspected criminals in several black areas throughout the Yaba area.

The Lagos Police Command announced on Friday that 40 individuals were apprehended about 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday by Rapid Response Squad and Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency officers.

The raid, according to the statement, was motivated by complaints from members of the public about the activities of criminals who waylay pedestrians and rob them of their goods.

“The Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi had following the complaints and the approval of the Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade directed the operatives to commence discreet surveillance of the area before the arrest.

“40 suspects were arrested during operation while nine were released to their family members after a thorough screening of all the suspects at RRS Headquarters, Alausa by CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.

” The Commander has ordered that the 31 suspects be charged to court in line with the directives of the commissioner of police,” the statement said.

 

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