April 24, 2024

Police arrest armed robbery suspect, recover arms


Etim Ekpimah

Lagos State Police Command has arrested armed robbery suspect with two locally made pistols and five live cartridges concealed in a bag.

The male suspect, Sunday Akpa, 24, was arrested in Iba area of the state by eagle-eyed anti-crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division around 5.30 pm on August August 13, 2021.

The suspect is said to belong to a notorious dare-devil armed robbery gang alleged to be responsible for the spate of traffic robbery and sundry criminal activities in Festac, Mike 2, Ojo, Alaba, and Iba areas of the State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said he was travelling in a commercial bus apparently to join other members of the gang for an operation when he was apprehended.

He said: “Sensing that the game was up, the suspect on seeing the combat readiness of the police team which had stopped the vehicle for a routine check, jumped down and took to his heels. He was however arrested by the policemen after a hot chase while the two arms and the ammunition were recovered from him.”

According to him, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for in-depth investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang.

While commending the policemen for their commitment to duty, Odumosu vows to maintain the onslaught on all criminals and other hoodlums still planning to ply their evil trade in the state.

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