July 21, 2013

Lagos Police arrest 12 suspected robbers in 10 days

Ikeja – The Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of 12 suspected armed robbers in the state in the last 10 days.

It also said it recovered several arms, ammunition and three stolen vehicles.

The Police/Public Relations Officer for the command, DSP Ngozi Braide, disclosed this on Sunday in Ikeja.

According to her, the suspects were arrested in various robbery operations between July 6 and July 16, across the state, while some of their accomplices escaped with bullet wounds.

Braide said that the cases were being investigated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti St., Yaba.

She said that a team of policemen attached to the Dopemu Division arrested a suspected armed robber with multiple injuries all over his body on July 6.

According to her, the suspect was in possession of a fabricated metal in form of a pistol.

Braide added that another team of policemen attached to the Onikan Division, posted to the Military Hospital, arrested one suspected armed robber with one locally-made shot gun, two cartridges and an axe on the same day.

She further said that  a Police Patrol team attached to Elemoro Division arrested two suspected armed robbers for allegedly robbing a passerby at Ajebo Close, Lakowe, Ibeju-Lekki.

The police image maker disclosed that other members of the gang fled on sighting the police and abandoned two Toyota Camry Saloon Cars with Reg. Nos. LSD 912 AT and  LSR 389 AP.

She said that on July 8, policemen attached to Makinde Division recovered one locally made single barrel pistol, with one live cartridge inside a commercial Volkswagen Golf Saloon Car with Reg. No. XN 17 APP.

Braide explained that the said vehicle was abandoned at Oshodi Motor Park, but nobody was arrested in connection with the case.

According to her, on July 8, policemen attached to Ijede Division arrested four suspected cult members, adding that the suspects had earlier stabbed one Mr Adeleke Dada, of Oyambo Security Company with a broken bottle.

Braide disclosed that two locally made pistols, three axes and a Honda Car with Reg. No. LSR 417 BB were also recovered from the suspects.

She said that policemen attached to Dolphin Estate Division responded to a distress call at No.119A, Etiosa Way, Dolphin Estate, where two suspected armed robbers were arrested.

Braide said that the suspects had earlier robbed one Seata Ukpemo on July 16.

The spokesperson disclosed that one double edged dagger, two locally made pistols and ten live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Braide added that policemen attached to Igando Division, while on patrol along Igando/Ikotun Road, also arrested two suspected armed robbers on July 16 and one locally made pistol was recovered from them. (NAN)