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7 arrested in a raid on robbers hideout

By Albert akpor

THE Police, weekend in Lagos, raided a notorious armed robbery hideout somewhere in Isashi area of Lagos and arrested seven armed robbery suspects including a lady.

Sources said the hideout said to be behind a popular night club, (names withheld) by Nica bus stop is reputed for the sale of all kinds of hard drugs, including cocain and heroin.

A source at the Isashi Divisional headquarters told Crime Guard that the raid followed a tip-off that criminals hang around the night club for a mixture of hard drug popularly called Banga before taking off to attack innocent and hapless persons.

According to Police sources, residents of Isashi especially those living by Nica bus stop along the Lagos/Badagry expressway, have been under incessant attacks by armed robbers stressing that, “We have it on good records that the kingpin of the gang and some members fled the area ostensibly on learning that we were coming.”

It was gathered that the lady has confessed that she was just a girl friend to one of the robbers saying that she was only invited for a night -out not knowing that he was an armed robber.

Sources said management of the popular nightclub have been invited for questioning after it was discovered that hard drugs were freely sold in the club.

The state police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Samuel Jinadu who confirmed the raid however, said he was yet to get details assuring that, “I will get back to you when I get details of the raid.”

Meanwhile, sources said, the suspects would soon be moved to the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba for further investigation.

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