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Lagos Police arrests 40 armed robbery suspects’, 29 cultists, 19 murder suspects, recovers 19 firearms and 51 live ammo

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Ayodeji Dedeigbo and Edwin Eriye

CP Zubairu Muazunmni, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, in a press briefing held yesterday, at the State Headquarters, Ikeja lauded the successful recorded operations by the command in the last month.

CP Zubairu stated that the command arrested 40 armed robbery suspects, 29 suspected to be cultists, 31 armed robbery attempts foiled and 19 murder suspects as 19 firearms, and 51 live ammunition were recovered within the last one month.
The Police Commissioner recalled that, on February 18th, at about 4:35pm received a distress call from majority of Ijegun residence and environs, that some armed robbers, in military uniforms was operating in the area.

A commuter who was travelling to Ibadan from Ijegun was also accosted by the said armed robbers, disposing him of his Black Lexus car RX330 at gun point.

Following the incident, SARS operatives went in search of the gang and apprehended Ndidi Oluchukwu, 30, Owolabi Adeyemo, 42, David Olufemi, 47, Iseyin Samuel Isreal, 41, Emeka Ibeh, 29, Samuel Anochime,36, and Ebedot Stephen, 27, at the Ijegun, Baruwa Estate, Ipaja, Iyana-Paja, Ishasi and Ikotun areas of Lagos.

12 pairs of Military camouflage uniforms, two cutlasses, ATM cards, military ID cards, Jack Knives, a female pant and a local ring were recovered from the suspects.

The arrest of 11 notorious traffic robbers was also added to the success list of the command for the past month. On September 11th, at about 1:35pm, one Atolagbe Oyindamola, female, of No. 14 Alaka street, Abule Oja Yaba, Lagos reported that one Ahmed Durijaye, 23, Waheed Oseni, 24, Rilwan Moshood, 27, and Taiwo Idowu, 32, had robbed her in traffic.

The robbery suspects were famous for snatching phones, money and other valuables from unsuspecting members of the public mostly were there are traffic gridlocks.

One locally made pistol was recovered from the suspects as they also confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity.

A follow up investigation by the state CID led to the arrest of addition seven suspects: Mosuru Mukaila, 20, Ahmed Oyebode, 29, Seyi Ogendele, 36, Ogunmola Akintayo, 30, Olatunji Segun, 28, Ayobami Olaniyi, 20, and Oladimeji Mustapha, 27.

They all confessed to be responsible for series of traffic robberies around Yabatech, Yaba, Ejigbo, Igando-Ikotun, Ipaja and Isolo areas of Lagos.

Similarly, the command recoded that Jamiu Sanni, 27, Idowu Omorodiom, 29, Aliu Mukaila, 15, Monsuru Kilani, 39, Azeez Quyum, 21, Oladokun Timothy, 24, Jamiu Jimoh, 31, and Musiliu Adio, 37 were arrested in connection to armed robbery at Berger bus stop and Bariga area of Lagos, were robbed passers-by.

Two pump action guns, two double barrel guns and three single barrel guns with fourteen cartridges were recovered. The suspects also confessed to be members of Eiye confraternity terrorizing Bariga and Oworonshoki area of Lagos state.

CP Zubairu Muazunmni also confirmed that Operatives of Operation Crush attached to Area G Command, Ogba, arrested one Toby Akinbayo, Balogun Jide, and another simply identified as Dolapo suspected to be Awawa boys.

Toby Akinbayo, the ring leader, was responsible for series of violent crimes and social disorders in Agege, Dopemu, Elere, Ijaye-Ojokoro, Alakuko, Pen-Cinema, Abattior, Iju and Oko-Oba areas of Lagos State.

Ending the list of the Command’s successful operations for the last month, One Aspita Mercy, male, Jonathan Ukonues Estreem, male and Emmanuella Ozeegi, female, all specialized in blackmail, were arrested.
The trio prey on victims, mostly married men by taking video recordings of them with mischievous ladies and forcefully disposes them of their valuables of threaten to leak the videos.

One of the suspects, Emmauella, invites her victims to a hotel, which belongs to Kingpin Aspita Mercy, she then makes a call to her master and they will immediately burst into her room, attack the victims and order the lady and victim to be naked for video recording.

The victim will be searched and disposed of his valuables and forced to write an undertaking for payment of ransom or be threatened that the video clips will go viral.
In the recent attempt, the suspects lured one Musa a bureau de change agent to a hotel based on a request made by Emmanuella Ozeegi that she had some Euros currency at home which her brother brought from abroad and she wanted naira equivalent of two million. They were however arrested in the process.

The commissioner of police also, appreciated Lagosians for their support in providing credible information to the Command.

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