The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend said they have arrested five suspected robbers who robbed a 58 year old woman of her hand bag containing foreign, local currencies and other valuable items on New Year eve in Ketu area of the state.
The suspects identified as Shola Oyedele, Adejuwon Adeniyi, Alex Ikoku, Salau Damilola and Mohammed Muritala according to the police were eventually arrested by the operatives last week Wednesday at Ikosi Road, Ketu area of Lagos.
The suspects were alleged to have accosted their victim, simply identified as Alhaja around Ketu Bus Stop after alighting from a tri – cycle, at about 9:00 p.m. and dispossessed her of $800, 400 Qatari Riyald, N45,000, America Visa card, pouch containing gold trinkets valued at N110,000:00, a purse with unspecified amount and an Hawaii phone.
Narrating her ordeals, Alhaja said, “I boarded a ‘keke’ (tri – cycle) going to Ketu Bus Stop after crossing from Motorways. I was going to Ikorodu after visiting my children.
“I got down close to Ketu Bridge on Ikorodu Road. I was the only one alighting as other passengers had gotten down before reaching the bus stop. I was surrounded by five young men wielding knife and daggers. They collected my phone and hand bag containing $800, 400 Qatari Riyald, N45,000, America Visa card, pouch containing gold trinkets valued at N110,000:00 and a purse with unspecified amount’, she stated.
“At a point, I had to block the line when the harassment was getting too much for me. I reported the case at Ketu Police Station. I learnt it was referred to RRS. It was there that I was invited to come and identify them. I saw one of them, who gave his name as Shola.
Shola in his confession to the police stated that the robbery was led by Sikiru better known as Hauwa, who police said was on the run.
Confirming the arrest, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti stated that no criminal would go scot free in Lagos, adding that the Commissioner for Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal had ordered that the case be transferred to FSAR for further investigations and arrest of those connected with the case.
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