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The team of Police officers led by Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ire-Akari Estate Division, Isolo, SP Timothy Folawo Adeola, have arrested four suspected daredevil armed robbers in Lagos.
Among the suspects arrested are 42-year old Alexander Igwenwogu, a trader at the popular Ladipo Auto Spare Parts market in Mushin, who was accused of being the sponsor; Collins Ogwale, the gang’s informant, and two other suspects, Jamiu idowu, 31 and Lukmon Jimoh Ogun, 29.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the suspects went on a daylight operation to rob a legal practitioner (names withheld) in his house based on the information provided by Ogwale.
Ogwale, it was learnt, alleged tipped off the robbery gang that the lawyer came back home with N4 million.
The robbery suspects then mobilised with their arms, stormed the house and ransacked the whole apartment.
But they were disappointed as they did not find any money in the house.
Instead, they carted away items such as plasma television, wristwatches and other household equipment.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the gang took those items to Igwenwogu’s shop at Warehouse B at Ladipo Market.
After the operation, the police moved into action and later arrested some of the suspects while one of them escaped and now at large.
They later traced and recovered some of the stolen items at the trader’s shop and kept them at the Station as exhibits.
When our correspondent contacted the DPO, he declined to speak to our correspondent but directed him to the state Police PRO, Ayomide Famos-Cole for details.
However, police sources and some residents confirmed the incident and commended the police for their efforts.
The police source said the matter will be transferred to the State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS since it’s a case of armed robbery which the station has no jurisdiction.
The police PRO could not be reached for comment as he was said to be on honeymoon after his wedding last Saturday.