By: RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Lagos have proved their mastery of all terrain as four suspected armed robbers who engaged them in a shoot out and attempted to escape through the swamp were arrested therein.
The bandits were said to have been arrested by police operatives attached to Morogbo Division along Badagry Expressway, who were led to the operation by the DPO SP. Johnson Adagba.
The sum of N250,000.00, snatched from their victim, one locally made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges, a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration No MUS 330 OJ which they used during the operation were said to have been recovered from them.
According to police sources, the identified as Saka Braimoh, 25, Oni Kudaisi, 35, Sodiq Dauda, 28, and Taiwo Popool, 24, are members of a dare devil gang that have been terrorising Magbon area of Badagry and its environ.
They were said to be under the watch of the command, until luck ran out on them on June 9th 2018 after attacking one Cletus Odom at gun point and dispossessed him of his valuables.
As reliably gathered the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250,000,00) was snatched from the victim during the operation.
While the operation lasted, a witness was said to have called the DPO SP. Adagba, who instantly mobilised his men to the scene and engaged them in a fierce battle.
Following the superior fire power of the cops, the robbers were said to have retreated to a nearby swamp, believing they have won the battle.
Determined to bring the bandits to justice, the cops were learnt pursued the robbers into the swamp, where they were eventually apprehended.
Commenting on the arrest Tuesday while parading the suspects along other suspected criminals, the Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi said the incident is a clear testimony that all police formations in Lagos are fully prepared to tackle armed robbers head on and in a jiffy while their operation lasted.
” Our operatives at the Morogbo end arrested a gang of four (4) armed robbery suspects namely Saka Buraimoh ‘m’ 25 years, ONI Kudaisi ‘m’ 35 years, Sadiq Dauda ‘m’ 28 years and Taiwo Popoola ‘m’ 24 years. These dare devil robbers who had been terrorising Magbon Badagry and environs, had been under our radar until luck ran out on them when they attacked one Cletus Odom ‘ m’ at Magbon junction, Badagry Lagos. The robbers snatched the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (N250,000,00) from the said Cletus Odom at gun point.
However, while the operation was ongoing, a good Nigerian watching from a safe distance how a helpless citizen was being attacked, placed a call to the DPO in charge of Morogbo Division who quickly rushed to the scene with his men. They engaged the robbers forcing them to retreat into a nearby swamp where they were arrested “, Edgal disclosed.