The Lagos State Police Command has said it arrested 720 suspects from different black spots in the state for various criminal offences.
According to a statement on Sunday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects were allegedly arrested with incriminating items.
Adejobi noted that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department, Panti, to start investigating the arrested suspects.
He also urged residents whose properties were looted by hoodlums that hijacked the #EndSARS protest to come to the command with proof of ownership to claim their items.
The statement read in parts, “In the swift operations, police operatives of the command arrested 720 suspects with incriminating items, including locally-made guns and life cartridges, charms, weed suspected to be Indian hemp, substances suspected to be cocaine and some items suspected to have been looted from various shopping outlets within the state during the recent #EndSARS violence.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, who matched his words with actions, had earlier warned and directed police officers and men to move against lawlessness and criminality in Lagos as he affirmed the zeal of the command to sustain the operations, even beyond the yuletide season.”