Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi on Tuesday said the
command recovered drugs worth over N90m in the state
The CP who stated this while addressing journalists, shortly after
parading 13 suspects arrested for cross border and cyber crime said
the cross border crime suspects said to be Beninois specialise in
snatching exotic cars in Nigeria and driving it to Benin Republic to
Imohimi while narrating how a victim’s car was snatched by the gang at
gun point said the victim had gone to use an ATM machine when his
Toyota Prado jeep was taken.
“Their exploit started on Jan. 21 at Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island,
Lagos when the owner of a Toyota Prado jeep went to use a Zenith Bank
“After using the ATM, before he could drive off his car, the three
hoodlums that had been stalking him forced him out of the car to the
back seat and drove him off with his car.
“He was later stripped naked and dropped somewhere at Ikoyi while his
car was driven away with mobile phones, a laptop computer and N45,000
“When the hoodlums got to Ikoyi, they sighted a couple in a Toyota
Jeep buying barbecue at Southern Sun area. The hoodlums forcefully
took control of the car and drove the victims away.
“The victims’ wife was later dropped at a junction before third
mainland bridge the husband was dropped on third mainland bridge.
“After a careful analysis and undercover operations, on Feb. 11, the
group was intercepted at mile 2 while on a mission.
“An AK-47 rifle, 43 AK-49 ammunitions, one locally made cut to size
double barrel, six life cartridges, one licensed plate number and
assorted charms were recovered from the hoodlums.” he said.
In another development, six suspects who specialise in stealing mobile
phones with intention to generate the user’s bank details and withdraw
their money were also paraded by the CP.
According to Imohimi, the suspects were arrested following reports on
activities of the hoodlums in various parts of the state.
“On Feb. 7, at 6pm, one Mrs. Kemi Benson had reported to the police at
Egbeda that her sister’s phone was stolen at a birthday party.
“When the victim went for Sim card replacement, as soon as she
inserted her Sim into her phone, she received a bank alert of N1.153m
transferred from her account to other banks.
“After investigation, a gang who specialises in dispossessing victims
of their mobile phone with the use of motorcycle were apprehended.
“The gang is made up of two groups. One specialise in snatching the
mobile phone and sell to the other group that work on the Sim cards to
generate bank details and BVN to transfer money from the account.
“10 laptops, one Infinix mobile phone and 10 Sim cards were recovered
from the hoodlums.” Imohimi said.
He called on members of the public who had been victims of the cyber
fraudsters especially those that had their phones stolen at
Iyana-Ipaja, Iba, Festac and Alaba to come to the command.