In Lagos: Man steals brother-in-law’s police cap, vest for robbery

Operatives of the Rapid Respond Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a motorcyclist, Emmanuel Michael, for allegedly stealing his brother-in-law’s police vest and fez-cap to hijack a motorcycle in the Ita-Maga area of Ikorodu.

It was gathered that the 24-year-old Michael and his accomplices, Moses Ogeh and Ojonugwa Ojomeje, who posed as policemen, hijacked a motorcycle from the rider.

Punch Metro learnt that the suspects accosted the motorcyclist around 10pm and dispossessed him of his motorcycle by claiming to be policemen from a nearby station.

Our correspondent gathered that the motorcyclist, who reluctantly released the motorcycle to the suspects, raised the alarm, which drew the attention of the residents of the area and operatives of the RRS in the area.

According to the RRS, Michael’s in-law, whose police vest and fez-cap were stolen, had travelled at the time of the operation.

Ojomeje, who is the leader of the gang, alleged in his statement that some policemen had collected his motorcycle a week after he got it on hire purchase basis.

Reacting to Ojomeje’s claim, the two other suspects claimed that they were charmed and made to take an oath by Ojomeje.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

The state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, in his reaction, noted that the police would not relent in bringing to justice criminals, who impersonate the police.(Punch)

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