Monday, 24 February 2020

Gang Violence in Lagos; 17 suspects Arrested As Police Picked One for Forgery: Olusegun Ariyo





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Operatives of the Lagos state police command has arrested seventeen gangs known for causing violence at ijora Badia specifically.

A statement from the Lagos State Police Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said; Police Division at ijora Badia received  a distress call that  two rival cult groups armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons engaging themselves in a supremacy battle at ‘iso isu’ an area at ijora Badia and had inflicted various degree of injuries on each other.


This was how Police in Badia division with reinforcements from strike force on social miscreant moved swiftly from the command’s headquarters to the scene.

Elkana said five suspects were arrested.

The suspects include one Olaniyi Abiodun (21), with residence at Exeter street, Amukoko, Emola kamal (20),  resides at 28 Epe street, Amukoko, Muritala Gbadeyanka (18), resides at Badagry area while kadiri Bashorun (28), resides at 24 ireti street, ijora-Badia.

The spokesman said they all belong to Aiye and Eiye confraternity adding that the member gangs were also arrested at ladega area in ikorodu.

Explaining further, elkana said one Lateef Ganiyu Akinpelu AKA Eti, a 24-years-old was seriously injured.
The spokesman said the injured person was rushed to general hospital with location at ikorodu where he is currently receiving treatment.
Twelve suspects arrested include Ajayi Ibrahim, isiaka Abdullah, Yusuf Balogun and nine others.

Item recovered include one locally made pistol was recovered adding that an investigation is ongoing and that suspects will be charged to court.

 Meanwhile detective from ikorodu equally arrested a 33-year-old, 2013 mass communication graduate ojo Adeyinka with residence at miracle villa street Abafo ogijo, Ogun state.

The statement put further that Ojo was arrested for allegedly forging rider’s identity of motor vehicle administration, agents of Lagos state.

Elkana said his arrest follows complaints it received from one prince Audu, the station manager of rider’s card at ikorodu division.
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He sales the said forged identification cards which serve as permits to unsuspecting motorcycle owners between two thousand, five hundred naira and three thousand four Naira each.

Elkana said the suspect had confessed to the commission of the crime, adding that the suspect in his statement confessed to having been forging riders permit from January 2020.

“He used the advantage of the proximity of his shop to the licensing office at odogunya area to lure his victims, under the guise of being an agent of the vehicle inspection officers (VIO)”.

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Item recovered include machines used in printing fake documents and a large quantity of the printed materials.

“The commissioner of police, Lagos state, Cp Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the transfer of the cases the state criminal investigation and diligent persecution”.

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