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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Lagos Police Arrest Three Robbery Suspects, Serial Phone Snatchers

           •••Recover Arms, Stolen Mobile Phones










                                    •The suspects 



By Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The men of the Lagos State Police Command Special Squad, Ikeja, have arrested three (3) suspected armed robbers who snatched a Lexus car at gun point in Ikorodu area of Lagos on 11th July, 2021, two weeks after their operation.

The suspected armed robbers, who went for the said operation with their Toyota Camry operational car, after the robbery operation, had an encounter with the men of Police Mobile Force Squadron 63 Ikorodu, Lagos and were forced to abandon the two cars and fled. 

The case was transferred to the Special Squad, ikeja, for further investigation and arrest of the armed robbers. The men of the Special Squad painstakingly went after the armed robbers and were able to arrest one Omoyemi Jimoh, m, 30, in Ikorodu on 23rd July, 2021, while the other two members of the gang, Ademola Michael, m, 31 and Olawale Adewale, m, 29, were arrested on 27th July, 2021 at different locations in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a release on Thursday, listed one local pistol, one expended cartridge,  assorted charms other dangerous weapons, one Toyota Camry car with Reg. No Reg.KRD 417 GL and the snatched Lexus Car (Reg. No withheld).as items recovered from them.

In another development, the Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on routine patrol and anti traffic robbery surveillance along the ever-busy Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja on Thursday, arrested two members of a notorious syndicate which specializes in mobile phone theft.

The two (2) suspects, Abiodun Idowu, (M), aged 40, an indigene of Sagamu-Remo in Ogun State, resident at No 3, Segilola street, Agege, Lagos and Adeleke Adekunle, (M), aged 27, an indigene of Ila-Orangun in Osun state, who resides at No 7, Araromi street, Kola, Alagbado, Lagos, were arrested after disposessing one Olakunle John, an NYSC Corp member, of his phone.

Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been in the criminal act of phone theft for a while. Further credible intelligence is being channelled towards the arrest of their fleeing accomplices. 

One galaxy A20 model phone and two (2) sim cards belonging to the victim were recovered from them.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has commended the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and his operatives for the feat recorded and ordered that the suspects be moved to the Special Squad, Ikeja for discreet investigation. The Commissioner of Police also commended the men of the Special Squad, Ikeja, for the arrest of the suspected armed robbers in Ikorodu and recovery of their weapons.

The Police boss therefore assured the good people of Lagos State of adequate security of lives and property and more secured public space in Lagos State.



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