A self-acclaimed traditional ruler, Lateef Olarinde aged 72 and four suspected hooligans have been arrested for allegedly causing havoc in Satellite Town, Lagos State, leading to the death of some residents on Tuesday 18th August 2020.
The four suspected hooligans were identified as Yusuf Olarinde, Sanni Olarinde, Ayomide Lateef and Kazeem Sadiku a.k.a Alawori aged 38, 27, 29 and 35 respectively.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu stated that the principal suspect is Lateef Olarinde who parades himself as the ruler of Oguntedo community in the area.
Odumosu said, “The principal suspect, who claimed to be the ruler of the Oguntedo community, had been mobilising armed men to unleash terror on indigenes of Ashaogun community over a period of time. The attacks usually come with sporadic gunfire and killing of innocent persons.
“After the attacks, the suspects usually go into hiding. On March 18, 2020, and July 18, 2020, the same set of people killed one person and injured several others. It was also revealed that the suspects had participated in a series of robbery operations in Satellite Town and its environs.
“The DPO, Satellite Town Police Station, Chike Oti, ensured the capture of the criminal dynasty of the self-acclaimed traditional ruler of Oguntedo community. Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be arraigned as soon as investigation is concluded.” He added.
Another group of people paraded include Ayeni John (45), Tijani Gafari (38), Ojonla Oyetakin (30) and Paul Orimisan (38) who were reported to be suspects terrorising and kidnapping Lagos residents plying the waterways.
The Commissioner of Police also paraded nine suspected traffic robbers, Ismail Tosin (23), Lukman Nojeem (18), Segun Ade (20), Rafiu Jamiu (29), Lateef Yusuf (28), Mabinuola Wale (20), Taiwo Hazan (19), Adeleke Oluwasegun (17) and Adeniji Saliu(18) and other three robbery suspects, Dare Hassan, Ajanaku Azeez and Clarkson Oritshejubemi, aged 35, 35 and 36 respectively.
In the same vein, Emeka Okun (28) was apprehended for allegedly stealing batteries from telecommunication companies, and suspected illegal arms dealers, Shapraku Umade (19), Moses Anzuur (19) and James Tsebee (20).
Ojewole Saburi, 26; and Olawale Samson, 28, were also nabbed for unlawfully possessing firearms and a fake soldier, Yemi Ayeni, 32, was charged for assaulting a policewoman, Inspector Martina Onyeacho, in a footage that went viral recently.
Odumosu noted that in the last one month, the command had arrested 27 suspected armed robbers and 15 traffic robbers, and successfully foiled 22 traffic robbery attempts, adding that two robbery suspects died during exchange of gunfire with the police.
“Four suspects were arrested for kidnapping; 19 were arrested for murder and the command prevented seven suicide attempts,” he said.
Source – Punch