The male suspect, Sunday Akpa, was arrested in Iba area of the State by the eagle-eyed anti-crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division.
The men of the Lagos state police command have arrested an armed robbery suspect with two locally-made pistols and five live cartridges concealed in a bag.
Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the male suspect, Sunday Akpa, 24, was arrested in Iba area of the State by the eagle-eyed anti-crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division at about 1730hrs of 13th August 2021.
Ajisebutu said the suspect who belongs to a notorious dare-devil armed robbery gang suspected to be responsible for the spate of traffic robbery and sundry criminal activities in Festac, Mike 2, Ojo, Alaba, and Iba areas of the State, was traveling in a commercial bus apparently to join other members of the gang for an operation when he was apprehended.
”Sensing that the game was up, the suspect on seeing the combat readiness of the police team which had stopped the vehicle for a routine check, jumped down and took to his heels. He was however arrested by the policemen after a hot chase while the two arms and the ammunition were recovered from him.” he said
The spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for in-depth investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang.