Female Robbery Suspect, 16 Others Arrested, Dangerous Weapons Recovered

Female Robbery Suspect, 16 Others Arrested, Dangerous Weapons Recovered

A female robbery suspect and 16 others have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

A press statement made available to Lovetvnews Nigera, signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, Ikeja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said police operatives attached to Meiran Division of the Lagos State Police command arrested the suspects at Ikola Ipaja Bridge, while on pin down point, on 27th January, 2021 at 11:20pm.

The Female suspect and her cohort according to the statement were stopped on a motorbike before they were arrested and searched, and one locally-made pistol, charms and weed suspected to be Indian hemp were recovered from them.

The 2 suspects are Oluwadamilare Folami, m, 22 and Desire Chukwu, f, 21.

Similarly, the Police has also arrested 15 traffic robbers suspects, and recovered arms and other offensive wespons.

Lovetvnews Nigera learnt that police operatives attached to the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, between Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January, 2021, arrested 13 suspected traffic robbers in Oshodi and Ketu (Alausa) areas of the state, as it intensifies efforts in mopping up criminals suspected to be attacking motorists and commuters in traffic.

The arrest according to the statement came on the heels of a 4-day surveillance on black spots in Oshodi and Alausa (Ketu), with a view to weeding out criminals in the areas following reliable information that most of the suspects, pretend to be load carriers in Oshodi, but abscond with travellers’ loads at dawn and at night.

“It has also been gathered that they often attack and rob unsuspecting Lagosians, especially travellers and commuters, in the areas.

“The suspects were picked up by the Rapid Response Squad’s (RRS) Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi’s led team between 10:45pm on Friday and 4:30am on Saturday at Oshodi Oke and Alausa respectively”.

“The suspects that were picked up in Oshodi included Tinuola Ajibola,m, (18), Adeniji Farouk, m, (16), Wale Ajetunmobi, m, (24), Chibueze Okasa, m, (17), Taiwo Goodluck, m, (36), Sodiq Timileyin, m, (23), Salami Alex, m, (21), Umar Abubakar, m, (20), Micheal Iroaja ,m, (36), Abba Mohammed,m, (20) and Mukaila Fasepe, m, (43). While the other two suspects, Saviour Nwoko (21) and Ayomide David (19) were caught in the act by the team, at different locations, with matchete and stolen phones in Alausa Lagos”.

Meanwhile, David, alias Sharwama, one of the suspects and an ex-convict, has disclosed to the police that his gang use to operate along Olowopopo Road, Ojodu and Ojota.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State CID Panti, Yaba for proper investigation, while he assured the good people of Lagos State of adequate security and conducive environment to live in and do businesses as expected.



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