Lagos Police arrests 88 suspected robbers in 24-hours

The Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that it had arrested no fewer than 88 suspected criminals 24-hours after the launch of ‘Operation Flush’.

The state commissioner of police, Idowu Owohunwa, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Ikeja.

The police commissioner, on Thursday, July 27, launched ‘Operation Flush’ to identify trouble spots in the state, especially along construction areas, and eliminate criminals, particularly traffic robbers and other public miscreants.

Operation Flush was initiated following increased complaints by residents about the surge in armed robbery cases on Lagos streets.

Owohunwa noted that some hard drugs and arms were recovered during the raid, promising that the suspects would be paraded before journalists this week.

The state police chief further revealled that one of the locations of security concerns raised included the Orile/Iganmu, stressing that the current tension in the area was linked to the bridge.

“On Thursday, we held a meeting, and we launched the Operation Flush. So, many divisions have undertaken raids of black spots,” he said.

“We have taken some actions; if you pass through Orile, you will see it and we are going to have permanent police deployment along that stretch, but it didn’t stop there.

“I had to call the local government chairman; the truth is that the place isn’t under construction.

“So, I think the best way to manage it is to have palliatives, and then there will be some raids to complement it,” the police boss added.