January 7, 2016

295 cops died, 1171 suspects nabbed in Lagos last year — CP

New Benue CP, Fatai Owoseni

By Evelyn Usman

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni yesterday said the command lost 295 policemen last year.

Lagos CP, Fatai Owoseni

Lagos CP, Fatai Owoseni

Some of the policemen according to him, died which carrying out their constitutional duty ,while others died through ailment.

Briefing newsmen on the achievement of the command last year, Owoseni also stated that two robbery suspects were killed during shoot-out with policemen in the state while 1171 suspects were arrested for various offenses from December 11 till date.

He said that the command also recovered 16 arms, 40 ammunitions, 24 vehicles and 1, 055 motorcycles.

A break down of the number revealed that out of the 1171 arrested suspects, 47 were robbery suspects , 14 were suspected cultists while 1110 were apprehended during raids of criminals’ hideouts.

Out of those arrested during raids , he said 82 persons were profiled and screened out, 1,028 others were charged to court while 745 of them had been convicted.

“Also , a total of 155 suspects were discharged by the court with 128  still awaiting trial”