The dreaded criminal gang known as ‘One Million Boys’ has suffered serious set back after they had mobilized to rob the residents of Olugbade in the Egbeda area of Lagos and were smashed by the Police operatives led by a female DPO on Saturday.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that Police operatives from Idimu Division under Area M Command, Lagos, led by a female DPO, CSP Adaora Dimaka, engaged the dreaded gang in a fierce battle and arrested 8 of the suspects during operations in the area.
According to the residents, the bandits informed them through a letter they reportedly pasted on the walls that they were coming that day. The Police were duly informed and they mobilized to the area. Unknown to the bandits that the Police and the residents were ready for them, about 20 members of the gang invaded Olugbade Community in Egbeda area of Lagos at about 2pm and started robbing people of their valuables claiming to be ‘One Million Boys’.
However, they suffered terribly after the DPO, Dimaka, received information and immediately led her officers to the scene. The operatives dislodged the gang and arrested some suspects while others escaped and now at large.
The operation carried out by the Police caused wild jubilation in the area which attracted the attention of P.M.EXPRESS correspondent, who then visited the area and confirmed the arrest.The identities of the suspects arrested were yet to be disclosed by the Police because of the sensitive nature of the incident and other suspects now at large.
However, the suspects were detained at Idimu Division and were said to be undergoing interrogation and some substances suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered as exhibits.
When P.M.EXPRESS visited Idimu Division, the DPO, Adaora Dimaka, was said to have led a Police team for monitoring in the area.Police sources at the Station confirmed the arrest and said that the suspects will be transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, SCIID Panti, Yaba, Lagos, for further investigation.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, had earlier warned that there is no space for criminal elements to operate in Lagos and had directed both the Area Commands and DPOs to fish out any criminal element in their area and ensure protection of lives and property despite the lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic.