Police operatives attached to Alakuko Station, with the help of members of some communities, arrested four suspected armed robbers around 12am.
The suspects are said to be terrorising and dispossessing residents of AMJE Bus Stop, Ajegunle, Mosalasi and Dalemo communities in the Alakuko Area of Lagos State, of their belongings.
One locally made pistol with four live cartridges was recovered from the suspects.
The suspected armed robbers are Suleiman Babajide, ‘m,’ 26; Mustapha Michael, ‘m,’ 25; Daniel Gideon, ‘m’, 23, and Olakena Adesina, ‘m’, 26.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, for thorough investigation.
The CP also urged other police stations and operatives in the command to make Lagos nonconductive for criminals and miscreants to operate or hibernate particularly during the ember months.
Odumosu said this during a parley with the inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command on improved service delivery in Lagos State.
The conference was held at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, GRA, Ikeja, where the Commissioner of Police engaged hundreds of personnel in a tete-a-tete to finetune a way forward on policing the state, especially during ember months.
The police boss charged them to brace up and discharge their duties without fear or favour and sentiments as the laws are explicit on the duties of the police.
He said: “We must rise up to the security challenges in the state and continue to contain them appropriately in as much as the Nigeria Police reigns.”
The parley was witnessed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, DCP Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration, DCP Etim Oqua, ACP Department of Operations, ACP Dotun Odubona, ACP Wale Ajao, second-in-command to Commander Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State and staff officers from the Command Headquarters Ikeja, but with the exception of the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers as the meeting was basically father-to-son talk.
He added that the policemen appreciated Odumosu for his fatherly roles and moves to improve their general welfare and safety in order to discharge their duties as required.
The statement added that the policemen promised to do the needful and fortify security across the state which will be devoid of corruption, incivility, and unprofessional vices.