Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers

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Police Arrest Vigilante For Killing Passerby, 17 Suspected Armed Robbers

  The police operatives attached to the Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at about 2 pm arrested one Vigilante membe

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The police operatives attached to the Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, at about 2 pm arrested one Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, m, 30, for shooting one Musa Yahaya, m, 28, on his chest at Ijora area of the state. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The police were alerted and raced to the place, arrested the suspect, and recovered his gun with some cartridges.

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In another development, the policemen attached to Elemoro Division, on 14/04/2021 at about 2 am, arrested seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligence gathering.

The suspects are Oladapo Job, m, 22, Abdulraheem Sidibaba, m, 20, Abdulrasheed Adebayo, m, 20, Tajudeen Abdullahi, m, Agbaje Sunday,m, 21 and twelve (12) others.

Items recovered from them are: Three (3) cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four (4) live cartridges.

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They are the suspected armed robbers alleged to be terrorizing and robbing the residents and POS Operators at the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State. They are giving useful information to the police on their various activities and/or operations in the Lekki area.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

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The police boss also affirmed that the command will be more proactive in its anti-crime strategies by taking the fights against criminals and hoodlums in the state to their hideouts.

E-SIGNED

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
IKEJA-LAGOS
DATED 14TH APRIL, 2021.

 

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