BUSTED: 7 suspected armed robbers arrested in Lagos

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by Akan Ido

The police in Lagos have arrested suspected armed robbers in different parts of the city between April 24 and April 30.

This was disclosed today by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria on the security situation in Lagos.

She said three of the suspects were nabbed at Oko-Oba area of the state, two around Victoria Island and two others around Ketu.

Two locally made pistols, two live cartridges and a Bajaj motorcycle was recovered from the robbers at Oko Oba who were arrested after a tip-off and a gun duel with the police.

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She said that two other suspected robbers were arrested by Victoria Island Police Division at about 11.35 p.m. during a stop and search operation.

“The police were at Cowry ‘pin down point’ when they intercepted a Volkswagen commercial bus with registration number APP 291 XG with five occupants.

“The occupants of the bus jumped down and took to their heels and the policemen gave them a hot chase. Two of them were arrested while others escaped.

“Items recovered from the vehicle are one chief revolver pistol and one cut-to-size locally-made pistol with two live cartridges,’’ she said.

Braide said that the remaining two suspects were arrested on April 28 by policemen attached to Ketu Division, who acted on a tip-off.

The spokesperson said that the suspects belonged to a syndicate who allegedly specialised in stealing vehicles at car parks.

She said that the suspects were nabbed with one Honda salon car with registration number KJA 612 AE allegedly removed from a church, in Ojudu, Lagos.

Braide said that all the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.

In another development, the driver of a truck carrying petroleum products was arrested for allegedly killing of one Ms Bamidele Kikelomo, a road cleaner with Lagos State Waste Management Authority.

Braide said that the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and ran over the victim, who was sweeping the Ikorodu Expressway at Ojota on April 29.

The spokesperson said the incident occurred at about 2 p.m.

“The victim was rushed to Lagos State Accident and Emergency Unit where she later died.

“The corpse has been deposited at Mainland Hospital mortuary for autopsy and the incident is under investigation,” she said.

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