A notorious armed robber who has been terrorizing residents of Agege area of Lagos has been finally nabbed by the police during an operation.
The deadly armed robber identified as Abdullahi Olanrewaju
It was end of the road for a deadly armed robber arrested by the Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, over the weekend.
The police arrested the suspected member of an eight-man robbery gang, Abdullahi Olanrewaju, 30, during their operations at Abeje and Onibeju Streets, off Capitol Road in Agege Local Government area of the state.
The operatives, who were led to the scene of the robbery by Inspector Anthony Inege, noted that one of the victims, who managed to escape through the window, alerted them that armed men were operating in their building.
The officers followed the complainant to the robbery scene where they met men of underworld numbering about eight in an attempt to enter another building on the street.
It was gathered that as the robbers sighted the police, they opened fire at them. The swift response from the RRS operatives, who were on patrol routine in the area, led to the arrest one of them while others made away with two pump action guns, a sum of N549,500 and other valuables.
The suspect, who hails from Ita-Amoju in Kwara State, confessed that he was lured into the robbery with a promise by his gang members that they would buy a commercial bus for him after the operation.
The suspect stated that they went to the operation with four pump action guns and Jack knives in case of any security operatives intercept them.
The items recovered from the arrested suspect were one cut-to-size pump action, Jack Knife, two laptops, 14 handsets, wrist watch and Two Thousand and Six Hundred Naira (2,600). The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus, noted that the suspect is helping the Police with investigation in order to arrest the fleeing robbers.
She assured that the Police Command will leave no stone unturned to relegate and suppress any criminal who wants to disturb the existing peace the good people of the state are enjoying at the moment.