Police arrest 144 suspects in Lagos raid

A combined team of operatives from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Command’s Special Squad and Taskforce, raided some blackspots at the Ebutte Meta area of Lagos on Wednesday.

No fewer than 144 male suspects was arrested in the midnight raid, according to Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.

Adejobi disclosed that the operation followed intelligence and request for assistance from the neighborhood to dislodge criminals hibernating in shanties in the area.

Weapons and substances suspected to be indian hemp, drugs, suspected stolen items, among others were recovered.

The suspects will be arraigned in court soon, the spokesman said.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to flush hoodlums out of Lagos and secure public space in the state.

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