Police arrest 43 crime suspects in Lagos midnight raid

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) from the Lagos Police Command have arrested 43 suspects in a raid on criminal hideouts.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this through a statement on Thursday.

He said that RRS operatives arrested the suspects on Tuesday in an all-night raid of notorious spots in Oshodi and its environs.

“The raid, which was carried out in Anthony, Bolade Oshodi, and Oshodi Terminus, was sequel to credible intelligence about the activities of undesirable elements in those areas,” he said.

Hundeyin said that the police recovered a semi-automatic pistol in a separate incident the same day.

“The pistol was recovered in Opebi, Ikeja, when Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, deployed a team from the squad to verify information received from members of the public.

“Also recovered during the discreet operation were two 9mm calibre and one expended ammunition,” he said.

The spokesman said that the 43 suspects were those found culpable after a thorough screening of all arrested suspects by the RRS Commander.

According to the image maker, the suspects are to be charged to court immediately.

– NAN 

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