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Lagos Police Command foils armed robbery attack at Trade Fair, arrest 14 cult members

AMAERUCHI OGECHI and ELEKWACHI JACINTA

In a bid to make good its promise to chase out armed robbers and cultists from the State, the Lagos State Police Command has recorded yet another success in its fight against Cultism and Armed Robbery in the State.
In a press release made available to Champion, the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP PatriciaAmadin said, operatives of the Command have smashed a notorious robbery/cultist group that has continually unleashed a reign of terror on the residents of Mushin and Idi-Oro Areas of Lagos.
Acting on diligently sourced and managed intelligence, the Command swooped in on the gang and a total of fourteen of the gang members have so far been arrested.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni while appealing to Lagosians to remain calm and to continue to furnish the Command with vibrant and actionable intelligence, hereby warns all cultists and armed robbers that the Command will employ all legal means within his disposal to decisively deal with them and their sponsors cum benefactors, adding that unless and until they desist from such nefarious activities, there shall be no hiding place for them.
The Command has also on 24th of August, 2015, received a distress that four armed men were spotted on two  motor bikes under the Trade-Fair Bridge inward Badagry attempting to rob unsuspecting commuters of their possessions.
Upon receipt of the call, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Division swiftly led a team of operatives to the scene. The heavily armed hoodlums on sighting the Policemen immediately engaged them in a fierce gun battle, killing a suspected motorcyclist in the process. Unfortunately, the miscreants escaped but not without varying degrees of gun-shot wounds.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Fatai Owoseni wishes to use this medium to assure all Lagosians of the Command’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of their lives and property and making Lagos State a safe haven for both residents and businesses alike.
The Command has intensified the manhunt for the fleeing culprits and investigation is ongoing.

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