The Lagos State police command has arrested a 23-year-old ex-convict, Taiwo Sunmomu, for armed robbery about four months after he was released from prison for committing a similar crime.
Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the command, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the ex-convict and some members of his gang had invaded Ijanikin area of the state and robbed the residents before he was arrested by the police.
“The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Taiwo Sunmonu, m, 23, on 13th March, 2021 at 11.30pm, for armed robbery after he was released from the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in November, 2020, having served a five-year jail term,” Adejobi stated.
“The suspect was arrested by the police operatives attached to Ijaninkin Division, while responding to a distress call, as the suspect and his gang members were robbing unsuspecting Lagosians at Ajayi Street, Oto Awori, Ijannikin in Lagos State. But other members of the gang escaped.”
He also stated that the suspect has confessed to the crime.
One locally-made pistol and live ammunition were recovered from him.