Lagos Police Arrest 2 Notorious “Night” Robbers, Share Photo, Other Details

Lagos Police Arrest 2 Notorious “Night” Robbers, Share Photo, Other Details

  • Some criminal elements who disturb the peace of Lagosians returning from work at night, have been nabbed
  • A phone accessories seller and a factory worker were arrested by the operatives of the Lagos police command, during a patrol at night
  • The suspects, according to the police, snatched a lady’s phone and handbag but met their waterloo on Tuesday night, February 20

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Ikeja, Lagos state - The operatives of the Lagos state police command have arrested two robbery suspects following a distress call.

Lagos police, SP Benjamin Hundeyin
Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest of the two notorious night robbers along the Oregun area of Lagos state. Photo credit: @LagosPoliceNG
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Police nab two suspected robbers in Lagos

The state police public relations officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known on Wednesday, February 21, in a post shared on the Force's X account.

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Hundeyin said the suspects, Praise Ebube ‘male’ aged 25, a phone accessories seller in Obalende, Lagos, and Ogbonna Michael ‘m’ aged 21, a factory worker at Billings Way, Oregun, Lagos were arrested on Tuesday night, February 20.

He noted that the police received a call that some persons had snatched a lady’s phone and handbag. The officers swung into action, arrested the suspects and recovered the victim’s belongings from them as they were attempting to flee the scene.

Hundeyin tweeted:

"Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) while on night patrol yesterday, 20th February, 2024, responded to a distress call that some persons had snatched a lady’s phone and handbag.
"The operatives arrested the suspects, Praise Ebube ‘m’ aged 25, a phone accessories seller in Obalende, Lagos, and Ogbonna Michael ‘m’ aged 21, a factory worker at Billings Way, Oregun, Lagos at about 8:30p.m and recovered the victim’s belongings from them, as they were attempting to flee the scene.

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"Another victim (name withheld) has identified one of the suspects, Praise Ebube, as having robbed him of a Vivo mobile phone worth N105,000,00 at knifepoint at about 10pm in the same area on the 24th January, 2024."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that CP Benneth C. Igweh, the commissioner of police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), led the tactical teams of the command in the newly launched Operation Velvet to raid a marked black spot, Gidan Dambe, in the Dei-Dei-Zuba axis. No fewer than 307 suspects were arrested.

This was made known in a statement issued on Monday, February 12, by SP Josephine Adeh, police public relations officer and shared on the Force X account, accompanied by pictures of the suspects.

Adeh disclosed that an English Pistol with 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered from one Ibrahim Tukur, who claimed to be a DSS personnel.

Source: Legit.ng

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