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Police arrest armed robbery suspect, recover firearms

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…Nab 2 men, for alleged raping of underage girls***

The Police in Lagos State has arrested an armed robbery suspect, Wasiu Kamarudeen, 19, of No. 8,  Olaniyi St., Iyalode, Ilogbo in Badagry  and recovered one locally-made short gun with one live-cartridge from him.

This was highlighted the Police Public Relations Officer ( PRO), DSP Bala Elkana, in Lagos on Sunday.

Elkana said that the Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from St. Patrick’s Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field, on Saturday evening, to the effect that the caller had sighted one motorcycle with registration number,  Ogun AKM 749 WP,  conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a suspicious manner.

Elkana said, “The passengers mingled with the worshipers who were attending a three-day retreat with intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets and cash.

“On the strength of the information, some  patrol teams were deployed to the scene. The ring leader identified as Kamarudeen was apprehended but the other two escaped.”

Elkana said that the Command’s  Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had launched a manhunt for the remaining two suspects.

“Investigation is ongoing and the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.

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Meanwhile, one Fatai Nafiu of No 9, Adetoke Street, Bariga was arrested by the Bariga Police Station for forcefully having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl (name withheld).

Confirming this, the Lagos Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana said that a team of detectives from the Family Support Unit, arrested the suspect who confessed to the crime.

“The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to court,” he said.

Elkana also said that one Taiwo Sheuases, 34, defiled a teenage girl of about 15 years in Bariga Market square.

“The suspect has been arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit and he confessed to the commission of the crime.

“The victim has been taken to hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. The suspect will be charged to court,” the spokesman said.

In another development, the Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu received a distress call that one Seyi Onayemi, 37, of 7th Avenue, Rofo Estate, Odogunyan, Shagamu road, Ikorodu had committed suicide.

Elkana said that he allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Snipper insecticide and died in his room.

“The scene was visited by homicide detectives and the corpse has been evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy.

“The empty bottle of the poisonous substance and a suicide note has been recovered from the scene,” Elkana said.




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