By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The law of karma seems to have played out on some suspected murderers of a Police Sergeant in Lagos, as they have been arrested by detectives.
Seven in number, the suspects were said to have been arrested over a separate matter of armed robbery in Shibiri area of Lagos, with firearms, ammunition and other items recovered from them.
Our correspondent gathered that Intelligence report at the disposal of the police necessitated the suspects being investigated for the murder of the cop identified as Sgt. Edison Fulman attached to Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, who was murdered on April 14, 2022.
It was learnt that a locally made double barrel pistol and four live cartridges and a silver colour Sienna bus with registration number LSR 509 HB were recovered from them.
According to report, they were apprehended by police detectives attached to Ilemba Hausa, led by the Divisional Police Officers ( DPO) on 22, April 2022, at their hideout at Mojirade Street, Shibiri, Lagos, following a tip off.
One machete, a knife, two screwdrivers, twelve mobile phones, one access bank ATM card with the name Newton Newman, some substances suspected to be Indian Hemp and one dead snail, were said to have also been recovered from the suspects identified as Esther Newman (woman), Joel Anaba, Ruben Ude, Chinedu Emenike, Abuchi Peter, Chima Simon and James John at the time of the arrest.
The police public relations officer SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the report in a release made available to journalists.
It reads, “: Operatives of the Ilemba Hausa Police Division on April 22, 2022 arrested seven armed robbery/murder suspects, recovered a silver-colored Sienna bus with Reg No. LSR 509 HB, a locally made double barrel Pistol and four live cartridges at Mojirade Street, Shibiri, Lagos.
” The prompt arrest of the suspects followed a tip-off from Lagosians to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilemba Hausa Division who led his men to the criminal hideout where seven members of the gang were arrested while others fled.
” The suspects include one Esther Newman ‘F’, Joel Anaba ‘m’, Ruben Ude ‘m’, Chinedu Emenike ‘m’, Abuchi Peter ‘m’, Chima Simon ‘m’ and James John ‘m’.
” Items recovered in the Sienna bus include one locally made double barrel pistol, four live cartridges, one machete, one knife, two screwdrivers, twelve mobile phones, one access bank ATM card with the name Newton Newman, some substances suspected to be Indian Hemp and one dead snail.
” The suspects are also being investigated for the murder of one Sgt. Edison Fulman attached to Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos on April 14, 2022.
” The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi fdc, mnim, psc has directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigation and arrest of other members of the gang”.