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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has said no fewer than 13 armed robbery suspects were killed in gun duels with policemen in the state between June and August this year.
He also stated that 35 other suspects were arrested within the same period, adding that 32 firearms and 78 rounds of ammunition were seized.
Alabi said this on Saturday during an interactive session with crime reporters in Ikeja.
He noted that efforts of tactical squads of the command led to the prevention of 37 robbery incidents and recovery of stolen vehicles.
The CP said, “About 12 robbery suspects were arrested in June, 14 in July and nine in August. No fewer than 15 suspected cultists were also apprehended within the period.
“There were also 55 murder, five cultism and eight attempted suicide cases.”
He urged the public to stop paying for bail, insisting that anyone who gave the police money for bail was simply buying his/her freedom after committing an offence.
He said, “Why should you pay for bail when it is free? Why can’t you insist on your rights and tell the officer you will report him to the CP or sue him.”
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