By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Two suspected armed robbery suspects are now cooling their feet in police custody in Lagos, even as another sustained a high degree of gunshot injury during a cross fire.
One double barrel, a short gun, one live cartridge and two expended ones were said to have been recovered from the hoodlums.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the suspects were arrested in a separate robbery incidents at Okokomaiko and Ilemba Hausa areas of the state.
One of the suspects, identified as Adigun Ganiyu, 26, the injured one and others at large, were said to have been intercepted by police operatives attached to Okokomaiko Police Station while on surveillance patrol at Cassidy bus stop on 17th May, 2019 at about 10.20pm.
The gang members who were said to be operating on a motorcycle, according to report opened fire on the police operatives, but however succumbed to the superior fire power of the cops, leading to the arrest.
The double barrel gun, live and expended cartridge were said to have been recovered from them, including their operational motorcycle.
In a related development, the second suspect named Justice Igboanusi, 29, of 11 Jinadu street, Ajangbadi was arrested along Church bus stop, Ilemba Hausa, while shooting sporadically with other members of his gang.
He was alleged to be robbing some motorists of their valuables with other members of the gang when the operatives swooped on them.
It was reliably learnt that one short double barrel gun with one live cartridge were recovered from him, while others fled.
The police public relations officer, Lagos State Command DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the report in a release on Sunday said investigation into the matter has commenced, adding that the suspects will be charged to court soon.
” On 17/05/2019 at about 10.20pm a team of Policemen from Okokomaiko Police Station, on surveillance patrol intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects, at Cassidy bus stop. Okokomaiko.
The hoodlums engaged the Police in a gun battle but eventually succumbed to the superior power of the Police.
One of the hoodlums was fatally injured and one Adigun Ganiyu ‘M’ 26years old, was arrested, while other gang members escaped.
One Double barrel Gun with one live cartridge and two expanded cartridges were recovered.
One motorcycle used by the hoodlums for the robbery operation was also recovered.
The suspect confessed that their gang is responsible for series of traffic robbery along Okokomaiko and he is helping investigators with useful information about his fleeing Colleagues. Investigation is ongoing.
In a related development on 18/5/2019 at about 2030hrs surveillance patrol team attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station, intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects operating on motorcycle along Church bus stop Ilemba and shooting sporadically.
One justice igboanusi m 29 years old of no 11 jinadu street Ajangbadi was arrested and one short double barrels gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him while other gang members escaped.
Investigation is ongoing. Suspects will be charged to Court”, Elkana stated.