Police Arrest Vigilante Man For Murder; Nab 17 Suspected Armed Robbers, Recover Arms


Police operatives attached to Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, 13 April, 2021, at about 2pm arrested one Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, male, 30,  for shooting one Musa Yahaya, male, 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.
In another development, policemen attached to Elemoro Division, on Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 at about 2am, arrested 17 suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligent gathering.
The suspects are: Oladapo Job, male, 22; Abdulraheem Sidibaba, male, 20; Abdulrasheed Adebayo, male, 20; Tajudeen Abdullahi, male; Agbaje Sunday, male, 21; and 12 others.
Items recovered from them are: Three cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four live catridges. They are the suspected armed robbers alleged to be terrorising and robbing the residents and POS Operators at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State. They are giving useful information to the police on their various activities and/or operations in Lekki area.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
The police boss also affirmed that the command will be more proactive in its anti crime strategies by taking the fight against criminals and hoodlums in the state to their hideouts.

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