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Lagos Police Arrest Vigilante Member For Allegedly killing Passerby; Nabs 17 Suspected Armed Robbers



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The police operatives attached to Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, April 13th, arrested one Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak, m, 30,  for shooting one Musa Yahaya, 28, a passerby, on his chest at Ijora area of the state.


Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the victim who was a passerby, was rushed to the hospital after the gunshot injury and he was confirmed dead. He said the police were alerted and raced to the place, arrested the suspect and recovered his gun with some cartridges.


Lagos police arrest vigilante member for allegedly killing passerby; nabs 17 suspected armed robbers


In a related development, the policemen attached to  Elemoro Division, on April 14 at about 2 am, arrested seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligence gathering.


Adejobi gave the names of the suspects as Oladapo Job, m, 22, Abdulraheem Sidibaba, m, 20, Abdulrasheed Adebayo, m, 20, Tajudeen Abdullahi, m, Agbaje Sunday,m, 21 and twelve (12) others.


He said items recovered from them include three (3) cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four (4) live cartridges.


”They are the suspected armed robbers alleged to be terrorising and robbing the residents and POS Operators at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State. They are giving useful information to the police on their various activities and/or operations in Lekki area.” Adejobi’s statement read in part


He added that the state commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

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