By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Lagos have apprehended four suspected armed robbers for allegedly robbing spare part dealers, shop owners and passersby in different part of the state.
The suspects were arrested by detectives attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) at Sango-Ota, Ketu and Okota areas of the state.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Edgal Imohimi who made the disclosure during a press conference on Monday said two out of the suspects identified as Suleiman Seun,31 years and Olamilekan Olaoluwa, 24 years were arrested at Fashola Estate, Sango-Ota while robbing vehicle spare part dealers.
” On sighting the operatives, the armed robbers took to flight. However, luck ran out on two of them, namely Suleiman Seun and Olamilekan Olaoluwa whose attempt to flee the scene were not successful”, the Commissioner said.
He disclosed that one locally made pistol cut to size barrel gun,four wheels of a Land Rover SUV, two tyres and two auto batteries were recovered from them.
Similarly,Edgal said one of the suspects Lekan Ashiru, 22 years was among a gang of arm bandits that were robbing passersby of their valuables along Agility road, Ketu at about 7.00pm on 13 th September, 2018.
As the bandits ran in different direction, he said luck ran against the suspect and was arrested by the detectives.
Edgal disclosed that one locally made pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from him.
The two others named Alexander Oluwaseyi, 32 years according to the Police Commissioner was a member of a gang that robbed shop owners along St. Saviour Street, Okota, Lagos.
The Police Commissioner added that, the suspect who claimed to be a student of Kogi State University but was rusticated by the school authorities due to cult activities, was arrested at the scene.
He said one cut to size double barrel gun and two live cartridges were recovered from him.
Edgal emphasised that the common denominator of the armed robbery cases is that the gang members were in action before information was received, adding that the police responded swiftly.