July 21, 2024

Lagos Police Command Nab Eight Wanted Robbers, Recover Arms, Ammunition


Following weeks of discreet and intense investigation, the Lagos State Police Command have finally arrested all eight members of two syndicates who have been wanted for robberies and snatching of vehicles at gunpoint in Lagos State.

While a few of the suspects were arrested in Lagos State, detectives trailed the rest to Iwo, Osun State and Ibadan, Oyo State where they were arrested. The suspects are: Dayo Afolabi ‘m’ 27, Segun Osoyemi ‘m’ 32, Toheeb Adetunji ‘m’ 29, Tomiwa Okunlola ‘m’ 30, Bashiru Lukmon ‘m’ 22, Usman Hammed ‘m’ 25, Ashiru Usman ‘m’ 24 and Toheeb Oyekunle ‘m’ 32.

The suspects were also responsible for the murder of a police officer and stealing of his rifle in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State on December 9, 2023. The rifle has since been recovered during the first set of arrests.

Other items recovered from the suspects include: one pump-action rifle, five locally-made pistols, thirty live cartridges and charms.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni while commending the detectives for a job well done assures Lagosians that the Command will continue to do everything operationally possible towards ensuring their optimum safety.

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