Police in Lagos, on Tuesday, paraded 41 armed robbery suspects and successfully foiled 28 robbery attempts with one armed robbery suspect dying during an exchange of gunfire with the police.
It was learnt that 195 suspects were arrested for cultism, four for kidnapping and 52 for murder.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said during a press briefing on Tuesday that there were also six cases of suicide in the state, while four other cases were prevented.
He added that 19 assorted firearms with ammunition of different calibres along with cutlasses, axes, other dangerous weapons, and charms, were recovered.
The Lagos police said, “The command also recovered six stolen vehicles. In our quest to rid the state off illicit drugs, our surveillance teams intercepted 328 bags of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (cannabis sativa) and other illicit drugs.
“Nine suspected fraudsters that specialize in duping people with fake US dollars were arrested with their so-called black boxes and operational vehicles.
“In sustaining the war against rapists, the command has in the last one month arrested 30 suspects for rape and defilement.
“Twenty-three suspects were arrested for domestic violence and two suspects for child abuse.
“On COVID-19 enforcement, the command has successfully arrested 3,375 violators. Out of the number 2,600 were arrested for violating curfew, 208 arrested for not wearing face mask, 90 arrested for not maintaining social distance and 477 arrested for interstates travel.”
He said that 1,506 vehicles were impounded, including 210 vehicles intercepted for interstate travel.
1,858 motorcycles and 156 tricycles were also impounded.