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Police arrests two for illegal possession of firearm in Badagry

CITIZENS COMPASS– Lagos State Police Command has arrested two men for illegal possession of firearm in Badagry area of the state.

The suspects, 30 years old Sodiq Muftau popularlly known as Mainama, and 29 years old Surakat Toheeb popularlly known as Elewedu were arrested by the detectives of Badagry Division on Friday, September 23, 2022 at about 1830hrs.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, who disclosed this in a statement, said the suspects were arrested when policemen on routine patrol noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara Community. Other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting with the police.

“After a through search of the suspects, a locally made double-barrelled pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and weed suspected to be indian hemp were found in their possession.

“Investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and environs. Effort is in place to unravel more details about their activities and source of the firearm. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of investigation.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc, while commending the detectives for a job well done, has charged officers and men of the Command to redouble efforts towards sustaining the safety and security existing in the state.”

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