Ogun, Oyo, Lagos indigenes top crime suspects list in Lagos - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Ogun, Oyo, Lagos indigenes top crime suspects list in Lagos

The Lagos State Criminal Information System, (LCIS) has  revealed that Ogun, Oyo and Lagos indigenes topped the list of crime suspects in Lagos state.

The system also revealed that
Lekki, Oshodi/Isolo and Apapa areas of the state currently has the highest crime rates in the Stat

The two revelations was part of the statistics presented by a Lagos High Court judge, Justice Rahman Oshodi at the Lagos Justice Summit on Tuesday. 

According to Justice Oshodi, between 2018 and 2024, a total number of 62,117 inmates were enrolled into LCIS out of which Lekki recorded more crime representing 13 percent based on cases reported in court.

 Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa and Ojo areas came second with 10 per cent apiece. Alimosho represented 9 per cent followed by Agege 8 percent, Ikeja 8 per cent, Mushin 6 per cent, Lagos Island 5 per cent and Yaba 4 percent.

Epe, Ajeromi and Victoria Island ranked lowest on the list at 2 per cent apiece followed by Ikoyi at 3 per cent.

The statistics presented by Justice Oshodi also showed that in terms of defendants' state of origin, Ogun State emerges as the leading contributor, accounting for 17 per cent of the total crimes in Lagos State with 5,294 cases. Oyo State follows closely; representing 13 per cent (4,090 cases) while Lagos State ranks third, constituting 11 per cent (3,295 cases). Kano, Ekiti, Ebonyi and Abia ranked lowest in the category.

The statistics also showed that stealing-related offenses had the highest number of cases in the criminal court with a record of 21,084 amounting to 44 per cent, followed by a breach of peace of 7,044 amounting to 15 per cent.  Armed robbery, 10 per cent at 4,518 and sexual crimes were the least at 5 per cent with 2,231 cases. 

LCIS is a crime data register that captures and stores information about defendants who have been convicted, are awaiting trial, or are ongoing trials in Lagos state.

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