The police in Lagos said on Tuesday that 407 suspected members of the “One-Million-Boys” gang, allegedly terrorising Ajegunle area of the metropolis, have been arrested in the last two weeks.
The Area Commander in-charge of “Area B”, Apapa, ACP Mohammed Ali, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Ali explained that the suspects were arrested during police raid on their hideouts.
He said that 130 members of the gang were arrested on Oct, 7, 160 others apprehended on Oct.11, while 26 and 91 members were arrested on Oct. 13 and Oct. 15, respectively.
“Some of the suspects have since been charged to court and some were screened and sent to Alausa for rehabilitation, while others are yet to be charged to court,” Ali noted.
The Area Commander said the police have not received any complaints of violent crimes from the area since the raids were carried out
NAN reports that members of the public from Ajegunle area had complained of violent crimes, including rape and armed robbery, against the “One-Million-Boys” gang.
Meanwhile, Chief Rafiu Akanni, the traditional ruler of Layeni community, Ajegunle, has commended the effort of the police over the arrest.
Akanni said that the arrest has brought peace to the area.