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Lagos: Police Arrests Two Wanted Robbers, 10 Others

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Posted: Nov 15, 2016 at 6:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

ANDREW UTULU

 LAGOS

Operatives of the Lagos state police command in conjunction with members of Idera vigilante group have arrested two notorious robbers, who have been on the wanted list of the police.

The suspects identified as: Abiola Animashaun (a.k. a Lege) and Godwin Odukoya were arrested at the weekend alongside other suspected criminals.

Metro gathered that the suspects were arrested in a hideout at about 3.00am Friday around a slum known Akamaye in Badia area of Ijora.

Other suspects included:  Sulaiman Mutiu, Kazeem Oyeniyi, Kadri Jimoh, Fatai Nureni, Adams Soluyi, Muritala Baraki, Kadri Abdullahi, Idris Lukman as well as two females identified as Damilola Olamilekan and Aishatu Ibrahim.

Kayode Samuel Ayeni, the divisional police officer (DPO) of Badia police station confirmed the arrest during the division’s meeting of Eminent People Forum.

His words: “The suspects, whose ages range between 18-20 years were members of a notorious gang terrorizing Badia and its environ.”

Ayeni commended members of group for participating in the operation that nailed the suspects, adding that “it is an initiative of Idris Ibrahim, the inspector-general of police to collaborate with the public in fighting crime.”

He urged parents and guardians to call their children and wards to order, warning that the era of wanton killing and destruction by criminals in the area had become a thing of the past.

His words: “I am glad to inform you that the Idera Vigilante Group in collaboration with the police arrested twelve hoodlums today and will be charged to court.”

Prince Kayode Badia, Vice- chairman of the Forum asserted that crimes had reduced since Ayeni assumed duties as DPO of the station due to his unique ways of tackling criminality.

Badia called residents of the area to give maximum supports to the police.