Police Arrest 45 Armed Robbery Suspects In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday said that 45 suspected armed robbers, including a 62-year- old ex-military man, were arrested at various locations in the state in March.

The Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Manko said 10 suspected armed robbers were also killed during encounters with the police during the period while 38 arms and 277 ammunition were recovered.

He disclosed that the command recovered 71 stolen vehicles from the suspects during the period.

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According to him, the suspected ex-military man was arrested on March 30 on Esther Adeleke St. Lekki Phase 1, by a patrol team attached to Maroko Divisional Police Station.

“One military rifle No. KH-9153 with 17 rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the suspect.” He added that one of the suspects was arrested with bullet wounds after a gun duel with the Police at Ekoro Road, Abule Egba.

The Police Commissioner, while assuring the people of the state of adequate security, said the command had no reason to fail since the state government was providing all needed logistics.

Manko appealed to members of the public to always report any person or group suspected to have criminal tendencies to Police stations.