Operatives attached to Ijanikin Police Division of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested a twenty-three (23) years-old armed robbery suspect, Taiwo Sunmonu where his gang were on a robbery attack missing on Saturday, March 13, 2021 around 11.30pm
The operatives responding to a distress call, swooped to action as the suspect and his gang members were attacking unsuspecting Lagosians at Ajayi Street, Oto Awori, Ijannikin area of the state and arrested Sunmonu but members of his gang escaped.
The suspect who has confessed to the crime of attacking unsuspecting Lagosians with the aim of dispossessing them of their valuables and other crimes he had participated in, was released from the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in November, 2020, having served five (5) year jail term for armed robbery.
One locally-made pistol and a live ammunition were recovered from him.
In another development, a brave victim of armed robbery attack, George Bankole of Fadal Cooperative Estate, Ikorodu, struggled with some armed robbers that robbed him in the area on Friday, March 12, 2021, around 8:00pm and recovered a locally-made pistol with live cartridges from them.
The attacked victim informed the police that the armed men already dispossessed him of his mobile phones and bags before they eventually escaped. He summoned the courage to proceed to Ikorodu Division, Igbogbo, to report the incident and hand over the arms for further investigation. The Police operatives have however, embarked on discreet Investigation into the matter.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigation and prosecution. He also restated his commitment to consistently decimate the activities of criminals and hoodlums in the state as all hands are on deck to have effective policing of Lagos State.