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Sanwo-Olu arrests suspected criminals in Ojota, says no room for criminals in Lagos

Ayodele Olalere

Three matchete-wielding suspected criminals were on Monday morning arrested by Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Ojota.

The criminals were arrested by the security operatives attached to governor’s convoy while he was on his way to Alausa, Ikeja.

The criminals, who specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic met their waterloo while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa.

They were however arrested by the Governor as his convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle.

In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, “the security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.”

“It would be recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu while handling over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for the use of Lagos Police Command, on Thursday June 10, said there would be no hiding place for criminals in the State.

“We are determined to stabilize the security situation in Lagos State, as our own contribution towards lasting national security. Let me also use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to all criminals who are 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 inhospitable to you. We will find you, wherever you may be lurking and we will bring the full weight of the law on you,” the statement quoted the Governor Sanwo-Olu to have declared.

It added: “The brand new crime-fighting equipment donated to the Lagos State Police Command were; 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.

Governor Sanwo-Olu stated after his security personnel arrested the three machete-wielding criminals that the exercise was a warning signal to other criminal elements and prospective traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no hiding place for criminality in Lagos State.”