Officers of the Ijora Badia division of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one Mustapha Mohammed, 37, and Abdullahi Buba. 20, while escaping with their loot after robbing some Lagosians.
A statement released by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesperson of the state police command, said the suspects were arrested at about 2.15pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022, following credible information received by the police about an ongoing robbery on Apongbon Bridge Ebute-Ero. A third suspect, bearing arms shot his way into escaping.
Items recovered from the suspects include 1 Bajaj motorcycle, 1 new LG plasma TV, 66 various items ordered online from Jumia, 1 HP Laptop, 1 bag of Honeywell flour, and 1 iron cutter.
The suspects, who confessed to having robbed at the same spot several times, are currently assisting the police in an ongoing investigation to arrest other fleeing members of the gang. Suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has assured Lagosians that the command would continue to do everything operationally possible to ensure that crime and criminality has no place in Lagos State.