Two young men, identified as Famous Ogooluwa aged 23, and Ibrahim Omoniyi aged 27 have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for alleged robbery.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the suspects were nabbed by officers of the Elemoro Division while escaping with their loot after robbing a victim.
The police apprehended the robbers after information about an ongoing robbery in Abijo GRA junction of Ibeju-Lekki.
The police recovered two locally made pistols, one live cartridge, one Tecno Android phone and one ZAT Android phone from the suspects.
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Confirming this, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said investigation led to the arrest of a gun dealer, one Taofeek Soliu aged 27.
“The suspects, who confessed to have robbed at the same spot several times, will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations,” the spokesperson noted.
Commissioner of Police, Idowu Omohunwa assures Lagosians that the command would do everything possible to protect their lives and property.
Meanwhile, Amotekun operatives in Osun State have apprehended two men; Babangida Aliu, 37 years and Nairu Alimi, 23, for alleged burglary.
The two suspects who specialize in burgling houses in the Sabo area of Osogbo were arrested through the coordinated efforts of operatives on Wednesday night.
A statement by the Amotekun Corps Commander, Brigadier-General Bashir Adewinmbi said the duo were arrested after they had perpetrated the act and were about to flee from the crime scene before luck ran out on them.
The statement reads, “The culprits were arrested by the joint operatives of Osogbo and Olorunda during their night routine patrol at midnight on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023.
“Our operatives arrested the felon during their routine patrol along Sabo Road after they had burgled the house of the residents of the area and they were trying to escape after perpetrating the act before luck ran against them and they were apprehended.”
Upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime and others they have committed.