The Police in Lagos State on Wednesday said it had arrested a member of the six‑man armed robbery gang terrorising Ajangbadi, Shibiri in Ojo Local Government Area.
The gang was hunted after they successfully robbed residents and shop owners around Shibiri. One of them identified as Kabiru(pictured behind police van with blood stains) was caught.
It was gathered that following a tip-off, security operatives stormed an uncompleted building, close to Kabiru’s mother’s house where the gang retired to share their loot.
Although five members of the gang escaped, four locally‑made shotguns and cartridges were recovered from the arrested suspect.
One of the victims simply called Alhaja said: “Two commercial motorcycles with two passengers each, stopped in front of my shop. One of them brought out a gun and said I should co‑operate or he would shoot my seven‑year‑old child. I got really scared because he was pointing the gun towards my child. The other three also had guns.
“I brought out my sales proceeds of N17,000 which they took, in addition to my gold necklace worth N35,000 and my mobile phone handset.
“While they were still operating, my friend who had a bar opposite, noticed the unusual movement, walked in and asked what the problem was.
“When she got close, one of the robbers threatened and ordered her out.”