Crime

Police nab two suspected armed robbers

...recover pistol, ammunition

LAGOS State Police Command on Monday, confirmed the arrest of two suspected armed robbers in the State.

According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Spokesperson of the Command who disclosed this in a statement, the arrest was made by men of the Aswani Division of the Command in the early hours of Saturday, May 22, 2022.

The suspects are Marshal Sunday ‘m’ aged 24 and Amaechi Obi ‘m’ aged 39 who were arrested at about 0440hrs at Five-Star bus stop, along Oshodi/Apapa Expressway when the officers flagged down an unregistered mini bus popularly known as Korope on reasonable suspicion that the occupants were up to mischief.

“After a thorough search, a Browning pistol and three rounds of 7.65mm live ammunition were discovered in the vehicle.

“Also found with them were one Fidelity Bank ATM card and one itel mobile phone. While two of the three occupants were arrested, the third escaped.

Investigations have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects and arraign them in court.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, while commending officers and men of the Command for their doggedness in the fight against crime, has charged them to redouble efforts towards annihilating crime within Lagos State.”

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