Police arrest traffic robbery suspects, recover firearms

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

#TrackNigeria: The Lagos state Command of the Nigeria Police on said a team of Policemen from Okokomaiko Police Station, on surveillance patrol intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects, at Cassidy bus stop on Friday.

A statement by the Police Public Relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana made available to Newsdiaryonline Sunday said “the hoodlums engaged the Police in a gun battle but eventually succumbed to the superior power of the Police.

“One of the hoodlums was fatally injured and one Adigun Ganiyu ‘M’ 26 years old, was arrested, while other gang members escaped.

“One Double barrel Gun with one live cartridge and two expanded cartridges were recovered. One motorcycle used by the hoodlums for the robbery operation was also recovered.

“The suspect confessed that their gang is responsible for series of traffic robbery along Okokomaiko and he is helping investigators with useful information about his fleeing colleagues as investigation is ongoing. 

In a related development, “surveillance patrol team attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station on Saturday intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects operating on motorcycle along Church bus stop Ilemba and shooting sporadically.

“One Justice Igboanusi 29 years old of No. 11 Jinadu Street, Ajangbadi was arrested and one short double barrels gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him while other gang members escaped. 

“Investigation is ongoing after which suspects will be charged to Court,” the statement read.

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