The police in Lagos State at the weekend arrested a robbery suspect, Sunday Akpa (24), with two locally made pistols and five live cartridges which he concealed in a bag.
The police said the suspect was arrested in Iba area of the state by the anti-crime patrol team of the Iba Police Division at about 5.pm on Saturday.
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The police further said the suspect belonged to a notorious robbery gang suspected to be responsible for the spate of traffic robbery and sundry criminal activities in FESTAC, Mile 2, Ojo, Alaba and Iba areas of the state.
Lagos police spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the suspect was travelling in a commercial bus to join other members of the gang for an operation when he was apprehended.
Ajisebutu said, “The Commissioner of Police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspect should be transferred to the command’s special squad for investigation with a view to arresting other members of the gang.