The Ekiti Police Command said it had arrested 85 suspected criminals at different locations in the state within the last one week.
A statement issued in Ado Ekiti by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the feat was achieved in a mass raid of some identified black spots in the state.
Adeyemi said the action was also part of the promise made by the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, to rid the state of criminals within the first six months of his assumption of duty.
He said on Dec. 9, a combined team of Police and NDLEA operatives carried out raids on black spots and criminal hideouts at Atikankan, Mathew roundabout, Ijan motor park and Odo Ado tipper Garage, all in Ado Ekiti.
He said in the process, 85 suspects were arrested, comprising 83 males and 2 females.
“All the apprehended suspects will be prosecuted as soon as investigations are completed,” he said.
The police spokesman said a total of 65 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, and some local charms were also recovered, while some criminals on the command’s wanted list were also arrested.