Sons and relatives of police officers living at the Falomo Police Barracks, Ikoyi, Lagos State, were among the miscreants arrested recently for engaging in armed robbery, cultism and other criminal activities.
They have subsequently been remanded in prison custody by the Tinubu Magistrates’ Court and the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for their crimes.
It was gathered that a team of police men raided the Falomo barracks and its environs following directives by the Divisional Police Officer of the Ikoyi Police Division, who ordered the team to apprehend the miscreants terrorizing the area.
Among those arrested during the raid were sons of some police officers in the barrack. One of the police officers that was involved in the raid revealed that;
Majority of them are children and brothers of policemen living in the barracks. They are notorious for disturbing the public peace and the DPO said he would not tolerate such any longer.
The charges against them read thus:
That you (the suspects), and others now at large on December 13, 2015, at about 11pm along Bourdillon Road by Falomo Police Barracks, Ikoyi, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire to commit felony to wit: attempted robbery and management of unlawful societies known as Eiye and Aiye confraternities.
That you, and others now at large, did attempt to rob one Peter Teneri and assault him with fist blows, broken bottles and knives which caused him bodily harm.
It was also gathered that the miscreants in the barrack often harassed innocent citizens, extorting money and robbing them of their possessions.