The Elemoro Division of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers in the Abijo area of Ibeju-Lekki.
The suspects, identified as Famous Ogooluwa, aged 23, and Ibrahim Omoniyi, aged 27, were arrested while escaping with their loots on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at about 1.30am during a robbery operation.
Spokesperson of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin who confirmed the arrest in a statement said, “The suspects were arrested at about 0130hrs on Thursday, February 16, 2023 following credible information received by the Police about an ongoing robbery in Abijo GRA Junction of Ibeju-Lekki.
“Items recovered from the suspects include two locally made pistols, one live cartridge, one Tecno Android phone and one ZAT Android phone.
“Further investigation led to the arrest of their gun dealer, one Taofeek Soliu ‘m’ aged 27.
“The suspects who confessed to have robbed at the same spot several times will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.” He said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Omohunwa, assured Lagosians that the Command would do everything operationally possible to ensure that crime and criminality is brought to the barest minimum in Lagos State.
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