The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adegoke Fayoade, revealed that seven high-ranking cultists have been apprehended in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State within the last five days. Fayoade confirmed these arrests during his engagement with the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) at the state’s command headquarters on Thursday.
He disclosed that three individuals were arrested on Tuesday, while four others were apprehended on Thursday in different parts of Ikorodu. The commissioner emphasized his commitment to addressing major crimes such as cultism, traffic robbery, and kidnapping.
Fayoade sought the support of CRAN members, recognizing them as essential allies in gathering feedback and information. He also highlighted his collaboration with the judiciary to ensure that arrested criminals face prolonged detention.
The police commissioner pledged transparency in his operations, assuring that no officer would receive protection for any wrongdoing. He insisted on professionalism within the police force and encouraged the public to report any unprofessional conduct by officers.
Fayoade called on Divisional Police Officers to create conducive environments at their stations for the public to report incidents when necessary. Regarding commercial motorcyclists, he announced stricter enforcement, citing their involvement in security challenges in the state.
He issued a warning against police involvement in land disputes, emphasizing that such matters are civil issues. However, individuals causing trouble through land matters will face consequences.
The President of CRAN, Mr. Olalekan Olabulor, assured the Commissioner of Police of the association’s support, emphasizing their commitment to providing information for effective collaboration.