The Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac Lagos State, on Sunday, April 11, 2021, around 3:00am, accosted five (5) suspects in a Ford Bus with Reg. Number FST 679 XZ, with some 25mm iron rods, property of China Construction Engineering Company (CCEC) between Volks Bus Stop and Iyana Iba, Lagos State.
The suspects, when arrested by the police operatives, were alleged to have offered a bribe of Five Hundred Thousand only (#500,000) to the police operatives who rejected the offer and went ahead to arrest them with the stolen Iron rods.
The suspects include 40-years-old Lawal Saheed, 43-years-old Taofeek Adenigba, 28-years-old Ope Olowolayemo, 41-years-old Azeez Jamie, and 34-years-old Omotayo Adewale.
The items recovered from them are some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder and Ford Bus with Reg. No. FST 697 XZ.
The management of CCEC has been contacted by the police and identified the stolen items to be their property.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspects be charged to court as soon as possible.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement released and made available to Fasnews has also confirmed that police operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division of Ikorodu, Lagos, on Minday, April 12, 2021, aroi6nd 12:45pm, arrested two (2) suspects, Awosika Kehinde, who is 24-years-old and Olatilewa Ayomide, 18-years-old, at Sabo Area of Ikorodu.
“They were accosted by the police on a motorcycle in Sabo area of Ikorodu. After preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the suspects were using the dummy gun to scare their victims anytime they were on robbery operation, particularly in the traffic.
“They are giving useful information to assist the police in the course of their investigation.
“Items recovered form them include one dummy beretta pistol and some assorted charms.”CSP Adejobi said.
The Commissioner of Police has also directed that the suspects be transferred to the Command Special Squad for thorough investigation.