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Police arrest robbery suspect, revover gun, cartridge

A 39- year-old robbery suspect  has been arrested by men of the police command in Lagos State.

In a statement on Friday in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson,   said that the suspect (names withheld) was arrested on Sept.15 about 06:30 p.m. following a tip off.

He also said they recovered a gun from him in the Lekki Free Trade Zone of the state.

“The police received information that some hoodlums vandalise cables and steal iron rods at the construction site of Dangote Refinery, using canoe to convey the cables to Epe and its environs,” the statements.

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“Officers from the command mobilised to Emun Village, behind Lekki Free Trade Zone and on sighting the police, the hoodlums fled in different directions.”

Hundeyin said the officers arrested the suspect, who resides in Nuforija area of Epe.

A locally made single barrel gun, one live cartridge, a mercury flying boat engine and the sum of N48,500 were recovered from the suspect.

According to him, preliminary investigation is ongoing, which is aimed at arresting the other fleeing suspects.

Hundeyin said that the suspect would be transferred to the state command headquarters soon.

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