Police Apprehends 6 Suspected Notorious Armed Robbers In Lagos, Recovers Firearm, Operational Motorbike



The long arm of the police has caught up with six suspected armed robbers in Lagos, New Nigerian Newspapers has learnt.

A locally made gun, one operational motorcycle and mobile phones suspected to have been stolen were reportedly recovered from the suspects. 

Our correspondent reliably gathered that the suspects are members of a notorious robbery gang terrorising Alaba Rago in Ojo Local Government Council and Ajegunle in Ajeromi areas of Lagos.

It was gathered that the suspects were arrested during separate operations while dispossession victims of their valuables.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

He identified the suspects to include Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, 21, Chukwuebuka Innocent, 24, Umaru Isah, 21, Emmanuel Ita 19, Olayitan Ayinde, 18 and Moshood Ayinde, 25.

The statement reads, ” Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command  have arrested six armed robbers belonging to two different gangs, notorious for bdispossessing unsuspecting victims of their valuables within Ajegunle and Alaba-Rago areas of Lagos State. 

” The arrest followed swift investigations into reports of activities of the robbers in the areas. 

” The suspects: Chukwuemeka Emmanuel ‘m’ aged 21, Chukwuebuka Innocent ‘m’ aged 24, Umaru Isah ‘m’ aged 21, Emmanuel Ita ‘m’ aged 19, Olayitan Ayinde ‘m’ aged 18 and Moshood Ayinde ‘m’ aged 25 were arrested in different areas of the state, while efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gangs and recover other weapons. 

“:One unregistered TVS motorcycle, one locally made gun, one Infinix Note 7 and one Iphone 7 were recovered from the suspects. Suspects will be arraigned at the end of investigation.

” The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, charges Lagosians to promptly alert the police to suspicious happenings in their localities to further enable the police rid the state of crime and criminality”.


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