A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana said the arrest followed a distress call received by the Ipaja Police Station tipping it of armed robbery operation taking place at Victor Street.
“A team of Policemen from Ipaja Division was mobilized to the scene. Three suspects namely Adeleke Lateef ‘M’ 23years old; Lekan Bashiru ‘M’ 23years old and Chinedu Uzozie ‘M’ 21YRS, were arrested in connection with the case.
“The victim, one Saheed Oloyo ‘M’, whom the suspects injured with a matchet and dispossessed him of his Motorcycle was rescued and taken to hospital and he is responding to treatment.
“One locally made pistol, one matchet, one knife and other weapons were recovered from them. The Bajaj motorcycle with registration number KRD-310-QH snatched by the suspects, was recovered.
“Investigation is ongoing, suspects will be charged to Court for conspiracy, armed robbery and attempted murder,” the statement read.
In similar development, the statement said two traffic robbery suspects were arrested on May 10, 2019 at about 9.40pm after the Festac Police Station received a distress call that some hoodlums were sighted at 24RD, opposite G-Close Festac.
“A team of Policemen was immediately mobilized to the scene. Two suspects namely Obinna Alozie ‘M’ 21yrs old of #19, Ogogoro Junction Iyana Iba amd Obinna Machu ‘M’ 27yrs old of #10, Canal road, Ajegunle were arrested.
“One locally made pistol with ammunition and other dangerous weapons were recovered. Investigation is ongoing, suspects will be charged to Court,” Elkana further stated.
Additionally, the Okokomaiko Police Station arrest armed robbery suspect and recovered stolen property on May 10, 2019 at about 2.21am.
The statement said the Police received distress call that some hoodlums were operating at Luri Filling Station, Igbo-Okoko, Okokomaiko.
“A team was drafted to the scene. One Abdulasisi Owoyemi ‘M’, 18yrs old of Magbon Town, Badagry was arrested in connection with the case.
“One locally made double barrel gun and five stolen phones were recovered from the suspect.
“Investigation is ongoing, efforts are emplaced to track down other Fleeing members of the gang. Suspect will be charged to Court,” the PPRO stated.