The police in Lagos say they have arrested traffic robbers and recovered firearms from them.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesman for the state police command, Elkanah Bala, on Monday on Monday.
It reads: ‘Arrest of Traffic Robbery Suspects and Recovery of Firearms
On 17/05/2019 at about 10.20pm a team of Policemen from Okokomaiko Police Station, on surveillance patrol intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects, at Cassidy bus stop. Okokomaiko. The hoodlums engaged the Police in a gun battle but eventually succumbed to the superior power of the Police. One of the hoodlums was fatally injured and one Adigun Ganiyu ‘M’ 26years old, was arrested, while other gang members escaped. One Double barrel Gun with one live cartridge and two expanded cartridges were recovered.
One motorcycle used by the hoodlums for the robbery operation was also recovered. The suspect confessed that their gang is responsible for series of traffic robbery along Okokomaiko and he is helping investigators with useful information about his fleeing Colleagues. Investigation is ongoing.
2. In a related development on 18/5/2019 at about 2030hrs surveillance patrol team attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station, intercepted a gang of traffic robbery suspects operating on motorcycle along Church bus stop Ilemba and shooting sporadically.
“One justice igboanusi m 29 years old of no 11 jinadu street Ajangbadi was arrested and one short double barrels gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him while other gang members escaped.
Investigation is ongoing. Suspects will be charged to court.”
Photo Caption: One of the suspects