- BY EMMANUEL EDOM in Lagos•
Lagos Residents living in Igando and Egan axis of the State, may now sleep with their two eyes closed, as Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a gang of elusive and notorious robbery syndicate terrorising the suburb.
Policemen from Igando Division nabbed the notorious robbers consisting of a 3-man gang, after receiving information about the gang’s operation.
According to the Police, the suspected robbers were arrested on September 14, 2019 at about 1.30 am while acting on credible intelligence.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Igando Division, CSP Taiwo Kasumu, who was said to have been monitoring the robbers in Egan for long, led the arrest.
Jubilant Residents testified that the robbers have been terrorizing the Igando/Egan residential neighbourhood at night.
According to some of the residents, the robbers usually operate with motorcycles to rob along Ikotun-Igando road before the police ambushed them.
One of them, 32 years old Oseni Waheed, was however arrested with a locally made pistol after the manhunt by the police.
Waheed, according to police, confessed to the crime and he promptly took detectives to Aribisala Street in Egan, where three of his fleeing accomplices were also arrested at 2.30am on September 16.
Police confirmed that Interrogation is on going, even as the case file is being transferred to the Anti robbery section, Panti for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu , has further implore the residents to always oblige police with useful information that can help I’m making the communities safer.