Five suspected robbers have been arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for robbing a 58 year old woman of her hand bag containing foreign and local currencies as well as other personal effects on New Year’s eve.
The suspects, Shola Oyedele, Adejuwon Adeniyi, Alex Ikoku, Salau Damilola and Mohammed Muritala were arrested by the operatives on Wednesday at Ikosi Road, Ketu. The suspects were alleged to have accosted their victim, simply identified as Alhaja, around Ketu Bus Stop after alighting from a tricycle, at about 9p.m. and dispossessed her of $800, 400 Qatari Riyald, N45,000, America Visa card, pouch containing gold trinkets valued at N110,000, a purse with unspecified amount and an Hawaii phone.According to Alhaja, ‘After collecting all I had on me, they were still using my line to call my husband that I should bring N25,000 to collect my phone and all they took from me.
.At a point, I had to block the line when the harassment was getting too much for me. I reported the case to the police.
It was there that I was invited to come and identify them. I saw one of them, who gave his name as Shola.”Shola, according to sources was said to have sold the victim’s mobile phone to one Michael Ogunnaike, who took the police to the suspect’s hideout in Ketu, Lagos.