The Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has introduced a special strike force targeted at social miscreants residing in Lagos State.
Naijauto learned that the newly introduced team has been assigned with the task of chasing social miscreants out of the streets of Lagos. These miscreants go by the following names: - One million boys, Awawa boys, No salary boys, among others.
The hoodlums were involved in many violent attacks and crimes in various neighborhoods
The hoodlums were said to have been engaging in many violent attacks and crimes in various neighborhoods and communities. They were also responsible for some traffic robberies, sexual assault, murder and the vandalization of 200 vehicles which recently happened in Itire, Ijegun, Ishei, etc.
The PRO Lagos police command, Bala Elkana, who disclosed the news in a statement said that,
"The operation is mostly intelligence-driven and involves the collation of actionable information about the activities of such miscreants, their membership and hideouts, and taking the battle to their doorsteps. Members of the task force were drawn from tactical units, the State Intelligence Bureau, Operations Department and the SCIID, with ACP Odubona Oludotun as its chairman.
The team was established in response to the recent activities of those miscreants in Ijegun, Itire, Isheri etc., where they vandalised some vehicles and destroyed some properties of innocent citizens for no just cause.
According to him, 11 suspects have already been nabbed and indicted while 50 gang members of One million boys are in police custody. Some items recovered from them include 2 locally made guns, 4 daggers, 9 cutlasses, 11 axes, and charms."
Lagos commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has a team committed to flushing out social miscreants in the state
The Commissioner of police ceased the launch as an opportunity to sound a word of warning to other gang members involved in violence and crimes of the team’s commitment towards nabbing culprits and bringing them to justice.
In another police operation at Ketu, an Okada snatcher named Segun Akinwande was apprehended. He was reported to have snatched a bike from a commercial cyclist at gunpoint. According to the police, he will be charged to court soon.
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