CP Odumosu sets up a special strike force on social miscreants


…50 members of One Million Boys already in custody

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has launched a special strike force on social miscreants in Lagos State.

The team was tasked with the responsibility of dislodging social miscreants in the State.

Such miscreants, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, were operating under different names such as One Million Boys, No Salary Boys, Awawa Boys among others.

It pointed out that the miscreants were responsible for series of violent crimes and attacks in different communities and neighborhoods stating that they also engage in traffic robberies, assaults, murder and sexual assaults.

The statement disclosed that the Operations were mostly Intelligence driven, collating actionable information about the activities of such miscreants, their membership and hideouts and taking the battle to their doorsteps.

“Members of the Operation were drawn from Tactical Units, State Intelligence Bureau, Operations Department and State Criminal Investigation Department with ACP Odubona Oludotun, AC Operations as its Chairman. The Task Team is established in response to the recent activities of those miscreants in Ijegun, Itire, Isheri etc., where they vandalized some vehicles and destroyed some properties of innocent citizens for no just cause.

“11 suspects were initially arrested and charged to Court. Items recovered from the suspects include: two locally made Pistols, eleven axes, nine cutlasses, four daggers and charms. The 50 suspects in custody are being profiled.

“The Commissioner of Police uses this medium to send a strong warning to members of such violent gangs that the command will pursue them, subdue them and bring them to justice. Parents are advised to monitor the activities of their children. The onslaught will be sustained until sanity is restored to our streets and neighborhoods”, the statement said.

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