Efforts of the Lagos State Police Command to rid the State of criminal elements through constant proactive and visibility policing yielded yet another result recently when an armed robbery suspect was arrested with two locally-made pistols and five live cartridges concealed in a bag.
The male suspect, Sunday Akpa, 24, was arrested in Iba area of the State by eagle -eyed anti- crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division at about 1730hrs of 13th August, 2021.
The suspect who belongs to a notorious dare-devil armed robbery gang suspected to be responsible for the spate of traffic robbery and sundry criminal activities in Festac, Mike 2, Ojo, Alaba, and Iba areas of the State, was travelling in a commercial bus apparently to join other members of the gang for an operation when he was apprehended.
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.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for indept investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang.
While commending the policemen for their commitment to duty, the Commissioner of Police vows to maintain the onslaught on all criminals and other hoodlums still planning to ply their evil trade in the State.