Police arrest 6 armed robbery suspects in Lagos

Lagos -The Lagos State Police Command said it had arrested six suspected armed robbers and recovered some arms and ammunition in the past four days.

The command spokesman, SP Joseph Jaiyeoba, made the disclosure on Tuesday in an interview in Lagos.

Jaiyeoba said that the suspects were being investigated by the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti.

According to him, two suspects were arrested on March 18, 2012, with three locally made guns and some live cartridges, by a team of Mobile Policemen at a black sport in Epe town.

Besides, Jaiyeoba disclosed that three suspects were arrested on March 6, 2012 by a team of policemen attached to the Orile Division while smoking Indian hemp.

He said that one locally made pistol and four cartridges were recovered from the suspects “who had been terrorising motorists in the area”.

The command spokesman also announced that one suspect was arrested on March 16 by a team of Rapid Response Squad.

The suspect, he said, had a toy gun inside a Toyota Camry car with registration No. XX 885 GGE on Eko bridge.

Jaiyeoba advised the public to be more security-conscious and to “report any suspicious character to the nearest police station for necessary action”.

He restated the command’s commitment and determination to continue to protect lives and property in the state. (NAN)

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Police arrest 6 armed robbery suspects in Lagos