24 Suspects Arrested At Criminal Hideouts In National Stadium, Lagos
The new Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Adamu Ibrahim has ordered his men to raid suspected criminals hideout at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and at the end of the operations, which lasted an hour, the operatives arrested 24 suspected criminals and took them to the station.
Police alleged that the raiding became imperative following a petition by the management of the National Stadium, Lagos that suspected criminal elements have taken over the National Stadium and using the place as their base from where they attack and rob members of the public.
Police identified some of the arrested suspects as Patrick Uchens, 32, Babatunde Omotayo, 42, Olukotun Olumide, 33, Testimony Basses Efiong, 32, Awolola Peter, 21, Olawale Oyeyipe, 35 and Omopaire Hassan 41.
Others include Ugochukwu Ikidingwu, 31, Christian Mark, 47, Ibrahim Sule, 31, Saheed Taiwo, 33, and twelve others.
During investigation according to the police, all the arrested suspects could not give satisfactory account of their missions at the National Stadium, Lagos.
After investigation by Inspector Anthony Iribhagbe and his team, all the suspects were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on two-count charge of felony to wit: unlawful assembled at the National Stadium and constituting nuisance.
Police prosecutor, DSP Eshiet Eshiet told the court in charge No G/31/2017 that all the suspects were arrested for using the National Stadium, Lagos for criminal intentions.
He said the offences the accused person committed are punishable under section 409 and 44 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
All the accused pleaded not guilty to the allegations in the open court.
Magistrate Mrs. O.G Oghre admitted them to bail in the sum of N20,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
Oghre adjourned the case till 19 June, 2017 for mention while 21 of the defendants were ordered remanded in prison custody pending when they will fulfill their bail conditions while three of the defendants were able to perfect their bail condition before the court close proceeding for the day.