Teenage robbery suspect says he joined gang to raise money for Xmas

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Lagos Police PRO Ngozi Braide

Lagos Police PRO Ngozi Braide

An Eighteen year old, identified as Lanre
Otunola has been arrested for joining two
other suspected robbers who specialised in
snatching vehicles at gunpoint.

The suspect who was paraded alongside his
gang at the Lagos State Police Command,
Ikeja on Tuesday, confessed that he joined the gang to raise money for the Christmas

Others paraded along with him were: Jamiu
Agboola, 20 years and Toibu Oyeyinka, 24
years old.

The police claimed the trio snatched two sport utility vehicles at gunpoint.

The suspects it was gathered, met their
waterloo barely 23 hours after their operation following a tip-off from members of the public to the police and the police subsequently laid ambush for them at the spot where they parked the vehicles at Market Street, Oyingbo area of Lagos looking for buyers.

Recovered from them are: one Honda Acura
MDX Jeep, one Toyota Highlander Jeep, two
locally made pistols and four live cartridges.

The grey coloured Honda Acura MDX Jeep
2013 model with registration number AKD 09 AA and silver coloured Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number AGL 327 CD were stolen at Opere Street, Coker Aguda Surulere Lagos on 14th December, 2013.

The Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Ngozi
Braide, at the parade urged members of the
public to provide more information to the
police as she acknowledged that the
cooperation of the public was responsible for the success of the arrest of the suspects.

She further informed that the police has put in place enough strategies to include high
visibility policing, motorised patrol, etc to curb possible criminal activities during the festive period.

She urged members of the public to go about their activities as the police is doing its best to protect lives and properties around financial institutions, event centres, pedestrian bridges,uncompleted buildings, etc.

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