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Lagos police arrest 6 suspected robbers, cultists

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command attached to Ikorodu Division, on March 26, arrested three suspected traffic robbers, including their receiver, and recovered stolen phones by Ikorodu roundabout.

The combined team of policemen and local vigilante men on patrol sighted the suspects at the Ikorodu Roundabout while allegedly robbing innocent commuters and passers-by in the area about 11:30 pm, and were arrested.

The suspects are Lucky Isibor, 34; Isah Mohammed, 26 and Aminu Abdullahi, 21.

According to the police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “Items recovered from them include 11 phones; N139,000; BRT cowry card; a black bag containing assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

During interrogation, it was discovered that Lucky Isibor doubles as a receiver to traffic robbers in the area.”

In addition, the same operatives at Ikorodu Division, on March 25, at about 6.50 pm, arrested one Emmanuel James of No 27, Hassan Street, Rofo, Odongunyan, Ikorodu.

“The police interrogated him and he confessed to being a member of Aye Confraternity,” he said.

Items recovered from him included one locally-made cut-to-size gun, three live cartridges, one blue beret with Eye Confraternity inscription, two bottles of Six Flower perfume, and assorted charms.

In another development, the operatives attached to Mushin Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on March 25, 2021, at around 5.30 pm, arrested two suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising Ladipo main market, 5 -Star, Daleko areas.

The suspects were arrested while the police were responding to a call from the traders, who had been victims of their various operations.

The suspects are Nnamaka Udeh and Obina Onovo. Items recovered from them include one Samsung 57, which is being identified by one of their victims, pairs of shoes, bags containing ATM cards, and charms.

According to Adejobi, “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has commended the efforts of the policemen and the vigilante operatives for the arrests.

“He has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

“While assuring Lagosians of adequate security of lives and property in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu, vowed to make Lagos State uncomfortable for criminals.” Theguardianng

In Lagos: Two cultists nabbed during gun battle with police

Two suspected cultists, Timileyin Omobolaji and another identified simply as Waliyu, have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly terrorising residents of Igbelara in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested during a gun battle with the cops and that others escaped with bullet wounds.

Adejobi said, “Police operatives attached to the Ikorodu Division, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, around 12.30pm, engaged some suspected members of the Aiye Confraternity in a gun duel in the Igbelara area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.

“The police responded to a distress call from members of the public that some suspected cultists were seen in the Igbelara area with weapons to foment trouble and the police, with the help of some community members, raced to the scene and the gang opened fire on them.

“The police operatives responded and engaged the men, leaving some of them injured and they fled with bullet wounds. Two of them, Waliyu and Timileyin Omobolaji, were eventually arrested with wounds, while one cut-to-size pistol, 10 expended cartridges and six life cartridges were recovered from them. The injured ones have been taken to hospital for medical attention.”

Adejobi stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, appealed to the general public, especially medical practitioners, to alert the police whenever they come across any of the fleeing suspected cultists with bullet wounds.

“The CP has ordered that the matter be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation. He further vowed to rid Lagos State of cultism and other vices,” Adejobi added. Punch

In Lagos: Police arrest 25 suspected cultists

Personnel of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested 25 suspected cultists in Ijora, Mushin and Bariga areas of the state and recovered firearms from them.

It was learnt that the operatives of the Operation Crush from the Anti-Cultism Unit arrested one Olaitan Rilwan, 20, with an automatic pistol hidden in his bag.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, stated that the suspect confessed to being a member of the Aiye Confraternity.

He added that other suspected cultists and armed robbers were arrested during a follow-up operation.
Elkana stated, “On August 24 around 4pm, operatives of the Operation Crush from the Anti-Cultism Unit arrested one Olaitan Rilwan, 20, with an automatic pistol concealed in his bag at the Ijora roundabout.

“The suspect confessed to being a member of the Ayie Confraternity. In a follow-up operation at Bariga, one Mustapha Oseni, 23, and 22 others were arrested.”

According to him, the police personnel also arrested some armed robbery suspects and recovered their firearms.

He added that the Anti-Crime Unit of the command, led by Inspector Atipa Agasa, while on patrol on August 22, around 7.30am at the Olorunsogo bus stop, Mushin, intercepted one Matthew Omisogun, 25, and Yetunde Lawson, 28, who were riding on a motorcycle.

He said the suspects, on sighting the police team, tried to escape but were given a hot chase, adding that one locally-made double-barrelled pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from them.
Elkana added that the suspects belong to a five-man armed robbery syndicate operating in Mushin, Ikotun and Igando areas of the state.

He noted that the suspects had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for discreet investigation, adding that they would soon be charged. (Punch)
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