‘65,318 suspects arrested in Lagos, Ogun last year’

NO fewer than 65,318 suspected criminals were arrested in Lagos and Ogun states in 2013, according to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 2,  Mamman Tsafe.
Tsafe, who took stock of the activities of the  Commands  under him, said the success could not have been recorded without the cooperation from the public.
Guardian reports that Tsafe stated this in a statement by the zone’s spokesman, Mr. Lewi Suleiman, adding that the feats achieved in 2013 were made possible with the trust built over the years between the police and the two states.
The two Commands, he said, had in 2013 recorded meaningful successes and busted some major crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnappings and other violent crimes.
Tsafe said about 65,318 suspects were arrested for various offences and those found wanting under the law had been arraigned in court.
According to the police boss, “We arrested a total number of 790 suspected armed robbers, we recovered 568 different caches of arms, while about 5,399 live ammunitions were recovered by my Men.”
According to the statement, although a total of 503 vehicles were reported snatched from their owners, the commands in swift reaction recovered about 166 of them from the hoodlums.
He further disclosed  that  76 kidnappers, including 280 cult members were arrested at various locations in the Zone in the year under review.
“Reports of rape cases received were 158, and at the completion of the investigation, 101 suspects were charged to court, while 57 are still awaiting Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) advice. The Zone observed that although some robbers died in various encounters with police, the commands also recorded some casualties,’  the statement added.

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