Operatives of the Ilemba Hausa Police Division on April 22nd, arrested seven armed robbery/murder suspects and recovered a silver-colored Sienna bus with Reg No. LSR 509 HB, a locally made double barrel pistol and four live cartridges at Mojirade Street, Shibiri, Lagos.
The prompt arrest of the suspects followed a tip-off from Lagosians to the Divisional Police Officer of Ilemba Hausa Division who led his men to the criminal hideout where seven members of the gang were arrested while others fled.
The suspects include one Esther Newman ‘F’, Joel Anaba ‘m’, Ruben Ude ‘m’, Chinedu Emenike ‘m’, Abuchi Peter ‘m’, Chima Simon ‘m’ and James John ‘m’. Items recovered in the Sienna bus include one locally made double barrel pistol, four live cartridges, one machete, one knife, two screwdrivers, twelve mobile phones, one access bank ATM card with the name Newton Newman, some substances suspected to be Indian Hemp and one dead snail.
Confirming their arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects are also being investigated for the murder of one Sgt. Edison Fulman attached to Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos on April 14, 2022.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi has directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the Command Headquarters for further investigation and arrest of other members of the gang.