The Lagos State police command has arrested six suspects for robbery and cultism during two separate operations in Ikorodu and Mushin.
Three of the suspects were nabbed during an operation in March 26, 2021.
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The spokesman of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the Ikorodu division arrested three suspected traffic robbers, also suspected to be cult members.
“The combined team of policemen and local vigilantes on patrol sighted the suspects at the Ikorodu roundabout while allegedly robbing innocent commuters and passersby.
“The suspects are Lucky Isibor, 34, Isah Mohammed, 26 and Aminu Abdullahi, 21. Items recovered from them include 11 phones, N139,000, BRT cowry card, black bag containing assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
“During interrogation, it was discovered that Lucky Isibor doubles as a receiver of stolen items from traffic robbers in the area,” he said.
Adejobi also said the same operatives at Ikorodu division, on March 25, 2021, about 6.50pm, arrested one Emmanuel James of No 27, Hassan Street, Rofo, Odongunyan, Ikorodu.
“The police interrogated him and he confessed to be a member of Aye Confraternity.
“Items recovered from him include one locally made cut-to-size gun, three live cartridges, one blue berret with Eye Confraternity inscription, two bottles of Six Flower Perfume and assorted charms.
“In another development, the operatives at Mushin division, on March 25, 2021, about 5.30pm, arrested two suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising ITI Ladipo Main Market, Five Star and Daleko areas.
“The suspects are Nnamaka Udeh and Obinna Onovo. Items recovered from them include one Samsung 57, which is being identified by one of their victims, pairs of shoes, bags containing ATM cards and charms,” he said.
He said the suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.