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Police nabbed traffic robber, recovered three pistols in Lagos: Spokesperson


The Police Command in Lagos has arrested a 28-year-old traffic gridlock robber, Emeka Igwe, also known as Odogwu.

Police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said officers recovered three pistols from him.

He said that Mr Igwe had fled when his accomplices were arrested on April 5.

“The suspect and his group, members of ‘Aro-Baga’ cult group, rob people of their valuables in traffic gridlocks.

“Following relentless follow-up investigation, Igwe, leader of the gang, previously at large, has been arrested,” Mr Hundeyin tweeted.

Mr Hundeyin had issued a statement on April 7, indicating that Mr Igwe escaped while three of his accomplices were arrested.

He stated then that Mr Igwe’s accomplices were arrested following a tip-off from Lagosians to officers on routine patrol in Ladipo and Oshodi areas.

Mr Hundeyin added that the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, had directed the suspect and exhibits to be transferred to a special squad for further investigation and prosecution. 

(NAN)

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