Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, January 22nd arrested an armed robber identified as Ifeanyi Owoh in the Oregun area of the state.
According to a statement signed by Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Ifeanyi was arrested by Patrol Policemen on a motorbike while he was on his way to rob a businessman.
”Patrol policemen on a motorbike from Alausa Police Station, while on street patrol duty, sighted two men whom they approached for routine check; but rather than subject themselves to security scrutiny, they took to their heels.”
”The police riders chased after the fleeing men and arrested one of them.”
”During a brief interrogation, he gave his name as Ifeanyi Owoh. He narrated that their mission in the industrial estate was to rob a business man whom they learnt was in town for a transaction with a notable automobile company in the area.”
According to Chike, when Ifeanyi was searched, one locally made pistol, three live cartridges and a dagger were recovered from him.
The CP has , however, commended the efforts of the Anti Crime Unit of Alausa Division and urged other Divisions in the state to ensure they dominate criminal elements in their areas of responsibility in order to maintain the low crime rate in the state.
Meanwhile, Chike stated that efforts are on to arrest his fleeing accomplice.