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Police arrest two brothers for robbery

The two brothers, Kingsley Kajero and Henry Kajero, were arrested last Monday when they were attempting to remove a bullet from Kinsley’s leg in their…

The two brothers, Kingsley Kajero and Henry Kajero, were arrested last Monday when they were attempting to remove a bullet from Kinsley’s leg in their hide-out in Itire area of the state.

The suspects told Sunday Trust in an interview that they were invited to a party in Ketu area last weekend by one of their friends.  Unfortunately, they did not have enough money to spend during the period and at the party.

To raise money, according to them, they called one of their friends, identified as Jimoh, who also lived with them in Surulere area, and proceeded to Idi-Araba where they bought machetes which they used as weapon of attack.

Armed with the machetes, the three of them, on their motorcycles, attacked a man and rob bed him of N2,000.00.

Not done yet, the suspects also moved to Ketu, the location of the party and decided to raise more money, but were not so lucky as they ran into some vigilantes, suspected to be members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC). The OPC stopped them and insisted that they be searched.

Kingsley, sensing danger, was said to have taken to his heels. With the help of the OPC operatives and policemen attached to Ketu police station, Kingsley was shot in the leg, but he managed to escape with the bullet wound. The Lagos State police spokesman, Frank Mba, told journalists during the parade of the suspects that after the suspects had escaped from the scene, they went to Itire where they contacted a man for help in the treatment of Kingsley.

Unknown to them, the man was a serving policeman who played along with them.

The following day the policeman and some of other officers appeared in their uniform and whisked Kingsley, his brother and their friend away.

Mba said the suspects would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigations into their matter.