Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Governor, has personally apprehended a group of alleged criminals who specialise in harassing vehicles and road users in traffic.
The group of alleged thieves met their demise on July 12 while trying to terrorise a vehicle near Ojota in the direction of Alausa.
The driver, 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 pull him out of his car.
The Governor’s security team swooped down on the culprits, seized the deadly weapons from them, and detained all three.
On Thursday, June 10, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated there would be no hiding place for criminals in the State while handing over security equipment bought by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for use by the Lagos Police Command.
“As our own contribution to long-term national security, we are determined to stabilise the security situation in Lagos State; let me also use this opportunity to issue a warning to all armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists, bandits, and other criminals 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 inho
150 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 were among the brand new crime-fighting equipment donated to the Lagos State Police Command.
After his security forces apprehended the three machete-wielding criminals, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the operation was a message to other criminal elements and potential traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no safe haven for crime in the state.
Also on Monday, the Lagos State Taskforce’s Strike Squad conducted a major raid on motorcycle (okada) riders along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway’s Second Rainbow and Toyota Bus Stop.
A total of 105 bikes were seized during the operation, which lasted several hours, compared to 201 motorcycles impounded the week before.