A 34-year-old armed robber, Abiodun Oluwa, has been arrested hiding in the ceiling of his house when police came calling.
A locally made pistol with one cartridge was allegedly recovered from him.
Oluwa, an indigene of Atiporomeh, Badagry, was among 15 armed robbery suspects the police in Lagos had arrested in different parts of Lagos State in the last three weeks.
During the operations, four suspects – Ezejah Oluchukwu, Tochukwu Samson, Ifeanyi Oshomi and Tochukwu Matthias – were also caught at the Abesan Estate, Ipaja, allegedly vandalizing cars.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, who paraded the suspects on Monday, said a Toyota Camry car registration number EKY 361 FC, 20 pieces of auto glass winding engine, three pieces of vehicle brain boxes, a car tarpaulin, two pieces of side mirrors, one black knife and one school bag were recovered from them.
At Ishashi, Lagos/Badagry expressway, two suspected armed robbers, John Gabriel and Ajawuso Sunday, were apprehended and a locally made pistol with four cartridges recovered from them.
The police also swooped on Toheeb Ogunjimi, Matthew Olumosu, Qudus Akala and Akintoya Faruq at Olayinka/Cele, Itire, and allegedly recovered one black toy gun, one Itel phone, three Nokia phones, one Tecno phone, one Alcatel phone, one Sony phone, one locally made double-barrelled pistol and one live cartridge from them.
Twelve of the victims of the robbery incident were said to have visited the Cele police division to identify the suspects, as well as their properties.