Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command attached to the Elemoro Division have apprehended seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers.
These robbers were apprehended at their various hideouts within the area after the police gathered intelligence about their activities.
This was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
Items recovered from them include three (3) cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four (4) live catridges.
Confirming the arrest, he said;
“They are the suspected armed robbers alleged to be terrorising and robbing the residents and POS Operators at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State. They are giving useful information to the police on their various activities and/or operations in Lekki area.”
A police officer in Lagos has been dismissed by the state police command.
The policeman at the centre of this controversy is named Seargent Eze Aiwansoba attached to the Special Protection Unit, Base 16, Ikeja.
He was for firing and attempting to kill his lady friend, Joy Ndubueze and this was confirmed by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
In a statement released, the police PRO said;
“The incident was referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Lagos State Police Command for investigation where it was revealed that the ex-policeman has a case to answer.
The approval for his dismissal was contained in a letter numbered PC. 458465/LS/DFA/2, dated 2nd February 2021.
After his dismissal, Ex-Sergeant Eze Aiwansoba, was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prosecution via letter numbered AR:3100/LS/SPM/Vol.2/311 dated 3rd February 2021.
The State CID had written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecution, Lagos State, for legal advice which was eventually replied, noting that the sergeant should be charged to court for attempted Murder contrary to Sec 230, Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Ex-sergeant was charged to Magistrate Court, Yaba, on 9th February, 2021, with attempted Murder of Joy Ndubueze; and the case is still on.”