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Police arrest vigilante member for allegedly killing passerby, 17 suspected armed robbers in Lagos

A Vigilante member, Lukman Rasak has been arrested by the police for allegedly shooting one Musa Yahaya, 28, a passerby, on his chest at Ijora area of Lagos state.

The 30-year-old suspect was arrested by the police operatives attached to Ijora Division of the command, on Tuesday, April 13th.

The spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said the victim who was a passerby, was rushed to the hospital after the gunshot injury was confirmed dead by the doctor.

Adejobi said the police were alerted and raced to the place, arrested the suspect and recovered his gun with some cartridges.

In a related development, the policemen attached to Elemoro Division, on April 14 at about 2am, arrested seventeen (17) suspected armed robbers at their various hideouts within the area based on intelligent gathering.

The police PRO gave the names of the suspects as Oladapo Job, m, 22, Abdulraheem Sidibaba, m, 20, Abdulrasheed Adebayo, m, 20, Tajudeen Abdullahi, m, Agbaje Sunday,m, 21 and twelve (12) others.

According to him, items recovered from them include three (3) cut-to-size locally-made pistols and four (4) live catridges.

“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.” Adejobi’s statement read in part

He added that the state commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to State CID, Panti, Yaba-Lagos, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

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