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Suspected Thief Caught With Arms in Lagos




Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect with arms in his possession.

The suspect, identified as Sunday Akpa, a 24-year-old man was caught with two locally made pistols and five live cartridges concealed in a big bag.

Spokesperson of the state command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu revealed that the suspect was caught by the eagle-eyed anti-crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division at about 1730hrs of 13th August 2021..


”Sensing that the game was up, the suspect on seeing the combat readiness of the police team which had stopped the vehicle for a routine check, jumped down and took to his heels.


He was however arrested by the policemen after a hot chase while the two arms and the ammunition were recovered from him.” he said

The spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for in-depth investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang.

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