The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects, Samson Tella and Raphael John, for allegedly robbing unsuspecting members of the general public of their valuables within the Lekki and Ajah areas of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, mentioned in an announcement on Thursday that the suspects had been arrested for attacking the proprietor of a Toyota Corolla automotive and extorting N20,000 from the sufferer.
He mentioned, “Males of the Lagos State Police Command hooked up to the Ilasan Division on August 3, 2021, round 9.30am arrested two suspected armed robbers, Samson Tella, 37, and Raphael John, 21, who specialize in ‘one-chance’ theft and have been terrorising the Lekki/Ajah axis of Lagos State.
“The suspected robbers had on August 2, 2021, round 9.30pm, attacked the proprietor of a Toyota Corolla automotive with quantity plate JJJ 242 FW within the Ikate space of Lagos, took over the steering, drove him to an ATM level in Ikate and withdrew N20,000 from the account of the sufferer.
“The sufferer shortly knowledgeable the police, who tracked down the automotive to a mechanic workshop in Lafiaji, Lagos Island, on August 3, 2021, the place the suspects had been arrested with the stolen automotive. The sufferer recognized Samson Tella as one of many robbers, who attacked him.”
Adejobi mentioned the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered that the suspects ought to be transferred to the Particular Squad in Ikeja for additional investigation.
The PPRO added, “The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, in furtherance of his efforts to cut back crime, particularly ‘one-chance’ to its barest minimal in Lagos State, has reiterated his order to tactic commanders within the command to expedite motion in flushing out different ‘one-chance’ operators within the state.
“The CP, subsequently, reassured the nice folks of Lagos State of sufficient safety of lives and property, and to maintain the peace that’s being loved by the residents. He additionally ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Particular Squad, Ikeja, for correct investigation and doable prosecution.”
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