The residents of Isheri Oshun in the outskirt of Lagos expressed shocked after the police claimed that the three robbers they arrested escaped in the night by removing the station’s ceiling and roof without any interruption from officers on duty.
The residents claimed that the police officers on duty on that day were either sleeping, drunk or they were not telling the whole truth.P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the suspected robbers inside their cell were notorious criminals who were eventually arrested through the assistance of the residents.
However, they escaped through the roof in an operation that lasted for several hours. The following morning, the officers discovered that the roof of the cell had been damaged, removed and the suspects had escaped.
The police led by their Divisional Police Officer, one CSP Camelius moved into action and started manhunt for the suspects who were said to be at large.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the police later arrested one Bashiru Rabiu for his alleged involvement in the cell break.
He was charged before Isolo Magistrates court for willful damage and escape from lawful custody under the criminal code.
The suspects denied any involvement and pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Mr Oje Uagbale asked the court to grant the suspect bail so that he will come to face trial in the interest of justice.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.O. Ogbe granted Rabiu bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.