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Police arrest two members of robbery gang terrorising Lagos hotel lodgers

The police recovered four locally-made guns, one Toyota Corolla car, one Toyota Camry car, five live cartridges and four expended cartridges.

• April 16, 2024
Lagos CP, Fayoade Adegoke
Lagos CP, Fayoade Adegoke[Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Police in Lagos State have arrested two robbery suspects whose gang allegedly invaded and attacked guests at a hotel situated along AIT Road in the Alagbado area of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest to journalists on Tuesday, said the gang, numbering about nine, shot and injured two lodgers at the hotel.

Mr Hundeyin said that operatives from Agbado Police Division were on residential patrol on Monday at about 12:30 a.m. when they received a distress call on the robbery operation.

The image maker said that the operatives immediately moved to the scene and engaged the hoodlums.

He added, “Subsequently, two of the robbery suspects were arrested, while others escaped. Four locally-made guns, one Toyota Corolla car, one Toyota Camry car, five live cartridges and four expended cartridges were recovered from the robbers. Other items recovered were two Nokia phones, one Itel phone, one Techno phone, one jack knife, six ATM cards, three wrist watches, three female handbags and N50,000 cash.’’

The spokesperson said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspected robbers were nine in number and came from the Agbara area of the state.

Mr Hundeyin said that the injured victims were receiving treatment in a hospital, adding that investigation was ongoing to arrest other members of the gang. 

(NAN)

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