Police Apprehend Three Robbers In Lagos Market


The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended three suspects for an alleged robbery in broad daylight at Alaba International Market, in the Ojo area of the state.

The suspects simply identifed as Olawale Qudus also known Lala, 25; Ajayi Olayemi, 22 and 20-year-old Wasiu Nurudeen were reportedly arrested around 2pm penultimate Saturday by an anti- robbery team attached to the Ojo Divisional Police Station after a distress call by the leadership of the market.

It was gathered that the police recovered a locally-made pistol with three live cartridges, 12 mobile phones and a motorcycle with the number plate, KUS753QQ from the suspects.

Accotding to source, “During the course of investigation, Olayemi confessed that he had a personal locally-made pistol which he hid with one live cartridge. He further confessed to have been shot on the day of the incident that led to their arrest. The pistol has been recovered as an exhibit.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the arrest, said investigation was ongoing.

Ajisebutu added, “The suspects and the exhibits will be transferred to the CP Special Squad for more discreet investigation.”

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