July 20, 2024

July 20, 2024

Police Arrests 8 Suspected Armed Robbers In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested eight members of two syndicates who had been declared wanted for robberies and snatching of vehicles at gunpoint in Lagos State.

A statement issued by Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said some of the suspects were arrested in Lagos.

According to him, the detectives trailed the rest of the suspects to Iwo, Osun State and Ibadan, Oyo State, where they were arrested.

The suspects were identified as Dayo Afolabi ‘m’ 27, Segun Osoyemi ‘m’ 32, Toheeb Adetunji ‘m’ 29, Tomiwa Okunlola ‘m’ 30, Bashiru Lukmon ‘m’ 22, Usman Hammed ‘m’ 25, Ashiru Usman ‘m’ 24 and Toheeb Oyekunle ‘m’ 32.

He further stated that the suspects were responsible for the murder of a police officer and stealing of his rifle in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State on December 9, 2023.

The rifle has since been recovered during the first set of arrests.

Other items recovered from the suspects include: one pump-action rifle, five locally-made pistols, thirty live cartridges and charms.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, while commending the detectives for a job well done assured Lagosians that the Command will continue to do everything operationally possible towards ensuring their safety.

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