13th July, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Two deadly robbery suspects, Lekan Abdulateef and Tajudeen Sanusi have been arrested by the police in Oshodi, Lagos with a pistol and charms.
Officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) made the arrest at about 10.00pm on Monday, as the suspects in possession of a locally made pistol and charms.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Lagos Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspects were out to perpetrate crimes across their target points when they were nabbed.
He said the vigilant RRS team on patrol around Oshodi metropolis, intercepted the robbers who were riding on a motorcycle suspiciously.
“The two (2) suspects namely Lekan Abdulateef, (M), aged 23 and Tajudeen Sanusi, (M), aged 24 are both indigenes of kwara State and residents of Ajegunle and Orile areas of Lagos respectively.
“One of the suspects Lekan Abdulateef, who was in possession of the pistol at the time of arrest, confessed to have bought the gun at the rate of hundred thousand naira (N100,000.00) from the vendor,” he said.
“He confessed further to have been using his pistol to rob motorists during traffic around Ojota to Maryland, 7up, China Town, Eko Bridge and Mile 2.
“The Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi however confirmed that the two (2) suspects have been transferred to the Lagos State Police headquarters for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu,” he stated.