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Lagos police, vigilante raid hoodlums’ hideout; arrest 2 girls, 10 others

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By Joseph Undu Two suspects, identified as Abiola Animashaun, alias Lege, and Godwin Odukoya, who had been declared wanted by the police and 10 others, were, weekend, arrested by police in Lagos with the support of members of a vigilante group.

The suspects were said to have been arrested at 3a.m., Friday, by members of the vigilante group named Idera, who led policemen to their hideout at a slum called Akamaye in Badia area of Ijora.

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Vanguard reliably gathered that the suspects had been declared wanted by policemen in Badia Division for various crimes, including robbery, vandalism and hooliganism.

The other arrested suspects are Sulaiman Mutiu, Kazeem Oyeniyi, Kadri Jimoh, Fatai Nureni, Adams Soluyi, Muritala Baraki, Kadri Abdullahi, Idris Lukman and two females Damilola Olamilekan, Aishatu Ibrahim. Vanguard gathered that they were arrested at Ojora and Orisunbare streets, Gangare area of Ijora for allegedly causing violence and causing the breaking down of law and order.

The DPO of Badia Police Station, Kayode Samuel Ayeni, who confirmed the arrest during the division’s meeting of Eminent People Forum, disclosed that the suspects, whose ages range between 18 to 20 years, were members of a notorious gang terrorising Badia and its environs.

Ayeni, who applauded the efforts of members of the Idera vigilante group, commended members of the Forum for their support, explaining that it was an initiative of the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to collaborate with the public in fighting crime. The DPO also urged parents to call their children and wards to order.

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