Police Arrest Three Over Possession Of Firearms In Lagos


The Nigerian Police Command in Lagos has arrested three suspects for alleged possession of a locally made pistol.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the state PPRO confirmed the suspects’ arrest in a statement on Wednesday.

He revealed that the suspected armed robbers were arrested in Lekki area of the state, adding that nemesis caught up with them last week Thursday around the under bridge in Ajah.

He added, “The Anti-Crime patrol team attached to the Ajah Divisional Police Headquarters, Ajah, Lagos, while on routine patrol, intercepted a silver-coloured Honda City vehicle with number plate, GGE 288 GV, with three occupants, Emeka George, 30; Ahmed Balogun, 23; and Bolaji Elewuro, 29.

“In an exhibition of conscientiousness, the operatives on reasonable suspicion conducted a courteous search on the occupants of the vehicle and in the process recovered one locally made pistol with three live cartridges.

“The operatives immediately moved the suspects to the station and preliminary investigation commenced. The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, in his resolve to ensure safety and security of Lagosians, has assured that every required step will be taken to tackle insecurity.

“He has further directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Special Squad, for a more discreet investigation.”

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