February 22, 2024

Police nab two for illegal possession of firearm


Etim Ekpimah

Detectives at the Badagry Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Sodiq Muftau ‘m’, aka Mainama, aged 30 and Surakat Toheeb, ‘m’, aka Elewedu, aged 29 in Badagry on Friday, September 23, 2022, around 1830hrs.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state said the suspects were arrested when policemen on routine patrol noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara Community.

He added that other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police.

He said: “After a thorough search of the suspects, a locally made double-barrelled pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp were found in their possession.

“Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and environs. Effort is in place to unravel more details about their activities and source of the firearm. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of the investigation.”

He said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi while commending the detectives for a job well done, has charged officers and men of the Command to redouble efforts towards sustaining the safety and security existing in the state.

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