LAGOS – Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Taiwo Sunmonu, an ex-convict for an alleged armed robbery after he was released from the Kirikiri Correctional Centre in November 2020, having served a five-year jail term.
Sunmonu, 23, was arrested on March 13, 2021, at Ijannikin 11.30 p.m. following a repor at the Police Division.
SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement said, the suspect was arrested by the police operatives attached to Ijaninkin Division, while responding to a distress call, as the suspect and his gang members were robbing unsuspecting Lagosians at Ajayi Street, Oto Awori, Ijannikin in Lagos State. But other members of the gang escaped.
“The suspect has confessed to the crime and other crimes he had participated in. After the arrest, one locally-made pistol and live ammunition were recovered from him.
In another development, the command added that a brave victim of armed robbery attack, George Bankole, m, of Fadal Cooperative Estate, Ikorodu, struggled with some armed robbers that robbed him in the area on March 12, 2021, at 8 p.m. and recovered a locally-made pistol with live cartridges from them.
The victim informed the police that the armed men dispossessed him of his mobile phones and bags before they eventually escaped.
He summoned the courage to proceed to Ikorodu Division, Igbogbo, to report the incident and hand over the arms for further investigation. The Police operatives have however embarked on discreet investigation into the matter.
The Commissioner of Police has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigation and prosecution.
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