By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Four suspected armed robbers, who fled Lagos after a robbery attack on their victims have been trailed and arrested in Kaduna by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command.
The feat was achieved by the police detectives attached to Bariga Division, using intelligence and forensic expertise.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the hoodlums identified as Michael, 22, Pius Eko, 18, Samson Yunana,, 22 and Daniel Yaki,19 were trailed to Kachai Local Government Area of Kaduna State and arrested by the detectives with their weapons of operations.
They were alleged to have robbed one Sontochukwu Uzoahukwu at Iliya Street Bariga on 5th November 2020 while armed with dangerous weapons and fled.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi while confirming the arrest in a release stated that the operatives exhibited forensic skills in arresting the suspects.
” The Lagos State Police has again exhibited its forensic skills in combating crimes as its operatives traced some suspected armed robbers to Kachai Local Government of Kaduna State and arrested them with their weapons of operations.
The four (4) suspected armed robbers, armed with dangerous weapons, had on 5th November, 2020, robbed one Mr Sontochukwu Uzoahukwu,m, at Iliya Street, Bariga, Lagos State and fled. The victim reported the case to the police at Bariga Station, Lagos State.
Further to the instruction of the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, the Divisional Police Officer, Bariga, adopted intelligence and forensic strategies to trace the suspects to the said village in Kaduna and apprehended the four of them.
The suspects included Junior Michael,m, 22, Pius Eko,m, 18, Samson Yunana, m, 22 and Daniel Yaki,m,19, who was once a security guard to the victim. They were arrested *on 1st December, 2020*, with the dangerous weapons used for the said operations. They have confessed to the crime.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while commending the police operatives for their professionalism and commitment to getting the suspects, he ordered the State CID to take over the case for discreet investigation and prosecution.
The police boss therefore urged the general public to always have belief and trust in the police on cases reported, that the police will leave no stone unturned to unravel any cases reported to the police and get justice”, Adejobi stated.