Arm robbery activities in the metropolitan sea of Lagos has become something of a concern over the past few months. sometimes the fear of going out while it’s dark slows down some business activities in some part of Lagos as the long arm of law has finally caught up with four young robbers arrested for attempted robbery in Lagos.
Four young men have been arrested for attempted robbery by the Lagos State Police Command. The suspects are 20-year old Israel Okoye, 19-year old Temitayo Ogundayo, 29-year old Azeez Bankoke and 22-year old Abeeb Bamgbopa. According to the police, on 30th December, 2018, at about 20:30hours, information was received from one Ayilara Babatunde Sheriff, that some unknown hoodlums invaded his house at Ijanikin area preparing to carry out a robbery operation. But before the hoodlums began their operation, a team of policemen from FSARS swung into action and arrested the four suspects at the scene of crime at Ijanikin.
Items recovered from the suspects were one brown bag containing two toy pistols, one table knife and one big cello tape.The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, said that the four suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.
The worst part of this whole menace ids that most times those authorities who are supposed to protect life and properties are the ones terrorizing the innocent citizens. it would be recalled that last month, Four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division in Lagos State Police Command have been arrested for allegedly robbing one Theodore Ifunnaya of 350,000 CFA (about N221,508). A suspected offender being forcefully arrested by policemen attached to a task force team. The police spokesman in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, said that the victim was a Nigerian based in Togo.
Oti said that the policemen faced dismissal if found guilty, stressing, however, that the victim was not stripped naked during interrogation as being alleged in some quarters. China mourns death of former women’s World Cup star at 43 Oti said that the affected policemen had been transferred to the Provost Section of the Command for investigation. News men gathered that the officers allegedly accosted the victim coming from Togo to celebrate Christmas in Nigeria at Iyana – Ira, Badagry area on Dec. 17. It was learnt that the suspects subjected the victim to tortuous search and interrogation, where they discovered the sum of money with him.
They were alleged to have bundled him into their patrol vehicle to Ijanikin police station where they seized his money and invited a bureau de change operator to exchange the CFA currency into Naira equivalent. News men gathered that having satisfied they had subdued their victim with a threat, they allegedly released him and gave him N2000 out of his money, to enable him locate his Lagos residence. The wicked act against house helps It was further learnt that the victim, after regaining freedom from his alleged police captors, told his family all he went through, which led to a complaint to Area ‘K’ Commander, ACP Hope Okafor. ACP Okafor was said to have intervened by recovering the stolen money and arrested the erring policemen for interrogation.