Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota
The State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has personally arrested a group of reported criminals whose speciality is harassing vehicles and road users in traffic.
The band of alleged thieves met their demise on July 12 while attempting to terrorize a driver near Ojota in the direction of Alausa.
The motorist, however, received assistance when Governor Sanwo-entourage Olu’s arrived on the scene to rescue him from three machete-wielding thugs who were attempting to drag him out of his vehicle.
The Governor’s security team swooped down on the culprits, retrieved the lethal weapons from them, and detained all three.
On Thursday, June 10, Governor Sanwo-Olu declared there would be no hiding place for criminals in the State while handing over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for use by the Lagos Police Command.
“We are determined to stabilize the security situation in Lagos State, as our own contribution towards lasting national security. Let me also use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to all criminals who are operating in Lagos State or planning to operate here; all armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists, bandits, and other criminals, we will leave no stone unturned in making this State inhospitable to you. We will find you, wherever you may be lurking and we will bring the full weight of the law on you,” Governor Sanwo-Olu declared.
Amongst the brand new crime-fighting equipment donated to the Lagos State Police Command were 50 Double Cabin Vehicles, 30 Saloon Patrol Vehicles, 1,000 Ballistic Vests, 1,000 Ballistic Helmets, 1,000 Handheld Police Radios/Walkie-Talkies, 100 Security Patrol Bikes, two Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), four High Capacity Troop Carriers, and two Anti-Riot Water Cannon Vehicles.
Also on Monday, the Lagos State Taskforce’s Strike Squad conducted a large raid on motorcycle (okada) riders, along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway’s Second Rainbow and Toyota Bus Stop.
A total of 105 motorcycles were seized during the operation, which lasted several hours. Last week, a total of 201 motorcycles were seized, leading up to Monday’s operation.
After his security personnel apprehended the three machete-wielding criminals, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the operation was a reminder to other criminal elements and potential traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no safe haven for criminality in the state.
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