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Nine armed robbery suspects arrested in Lagos

21 May 2015, 17:10

Lagos - The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested nine armed robbery suspects around the metropolis, recovering two locally made double barrel pistols, charms and two Honda motorcycles.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said policemen attached to Ikeja Division, acting on information arrested three male suspects in their operational vehicle.

"The policemen had on Sunday at about 1 a.m. stopped a Mazda 323 car with registration number FKJ-21-DA along Opebi Road in Ikeja and recovered two locally made double barrel pistols.

Also read: Police arrest 39 armed robbery suspects in Nasarawa

"The case is under investigation at the Department of Criminal Investigation in Yaba, Lagos,’’ the statement said.

In the same vein, some robbery suspects were also arrested on Tuesday at about 1 a.m. by the police anti-robbery team attached to Ogombo Division.

According to the statement, the police anti-robbery team arrested some suspected robbers at Okun Aja.

"The five suspects included the gang leader. Items recovered from the hoodlums are charms and two Honda motorcycles.

"The case is under investigation at Ogombo division,’’ the statement said.



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