In a statement, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ikeja-Lagos, said, Operatives of the Lagos State Police, Ilemba Hausa Police Division on Friday arrested seven armed robbery and murder suspects.
He revealed that the arrest which was made on April 22, 2022, led to the recovery of a silver-coloured Toyota Sienna bus with Reg No. LSR 509 HB, a locally-made double barrel pistol and four live cartridges at Mojirade Street, Shibiri, Lagos.
He said that the suspects were arrested following a tip-off by members of the public.
He said that the suspects were also being investigated for the alleged murder of one Sgt. Edison Fulman attached to Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, on April 14, 2022.
“The prompt arrest of the suspects followed a tip-off from Lagos residents to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilemba Hausa Division, who led his men to the criminals’ hideout where seven members of the gang were arrested while others escaped.
“Items recovered in the Sienna bus include one locally made double barrel pistol, four live cartridges, one machete, one knife, two screwdrivers and 12 mobile phones.
“Other items include one Access Bank ATM card with the name Newton Newman, some substances suspected to be marijuana, and one dead snail,” he said.
Hundeyin said the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, had directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigation and arrest of other members of the gang.
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