Israel Ajao, Chairman, Lagos State Neighborhood Corps (LSNC) on Monday solicited for the support and cooperation of residents in order to achieve a safer and secure Lagos.
He made the appeal while parading a gang of suspected criminals who were arrested at Tafawa Balewa Square during a prayer session organized by The Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Ajao, a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, recalled that officials received a distress call about the activities of the gang at the venue and swung into action.
“With the cooperation of the members of the church, two members of the suspected gang were apprehended and taken to the Corps custody for interrogation.
”The interrogation led to the arrest of four other members of the gang, whose identity were made known by the two suspects earlier arrested.
”They all confessed to have been involved in activities of pick-pocketing, stealing and burglary in Lagos Island Area,” Ajao told NAN.
He said the Corps has handed the suspects over to the Area A Police Command, Lion Building, for further interrogation and possible prosecution.
Ajao added that LNSC was not established to harass anyone but to protect all and sundry in line with the policy of the present administration in the state.
”Therefore, all law abiding citizens should continue to go about their lawful businesses without any fear”.
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