Police detectives attached to Badagry Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Sodiq Muftau aka Mainama aged 30 and Surakat Toheeb aka Elewedu aged 29 in Badagry area of Lagos for illegal possession of firearms.
The suspects were arrested on Friday, September 23, 2022, at about 6:30 pm during a routine patrol by policemen who noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara Community.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police.
Confirming their arrest, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command said after a thorough search of the suspects on illegal possession of firearms, 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 the source of the firearm. Suspects would be arraigned after the investigation.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, 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.
In a related development, police officers attached to Ojodu Division of the Lagos State Command have arrested three members of a syndicate that specialise in duping unsuspecting passengers.
The suspects are Abiodun Bamidele aged 48, Olumide Faleye aged 45 and Toyin Adekoya aged 49.
The suspects were arrested at Omole Estate Phase 1 after their victim raised the alarm.
It was gathered that the suspects while operating in a Toyota Camry car, with registration number KSF 608 GH, would disguise as driver and passengers, pick unsuspecting passengers, and start discussions about some dollars purportedly kept in the boot.
Investigation revealed that the gang started this crime in January. Suspects have since been arraigned.