By Michael Folorunsho
Two suspected members of a three-man robbery gang that operate on a motorcycle have been arrested. The suspects Ismaila Owolabi and Nurudeen Animashaun were apprehended by officers of the Lagos State Police Command at Dopemu, Agege, Lagos State after a foiled robbery attack on a female victim at about 8:45 in the morning.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that the three-man gang (with the third member still on the run) had at Adebisi Awosoga Street in the area attacked and snatched their victim’s handbag before fleeing the scene on their operational Bajag motorbike.
A witness said luck ran out on the duo when a commercial tricyclist who apparently was attracted by the victim’s cry for help knocked the fleeing gang’s motorbike down from the rear.
The gang had attempted to escape on their foot when they reportedly ran into the waiting arms of some policemen in plain clothing’s.
A search on the abandoned motorcycle revealed an hidden cut-to-size double barrel pistol.
It was learnt that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Lagos State for further investigation.