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LAGOS LOCKDOWN: POLICE NABS THREE FOR ROBBERY

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By Innocent Orok

The suspects

Despite the stay at home order by the Federal Government for residents of Lagos State, Abass Bashiru (27), Hakeem Jimoh (23) and Mustapha Balogun (25) were arrested last night at Toyota Bus Stop, around Ladipo area of Oshodi in Lagos State for attacking and dispossessing a road user and his friend of their money and two mobile phones, Samsung A70 and Samsung 7S+. The two phones is said to worth N514,000:00.

The trio were arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RSS) team of the Lagos State Police Command during patrol.
The victim’s vehicle, a Mecedes Benz developed fault around 10:00pm within the area.
The police said “The trio, in company of eight others attacked and dispossessed the occupants of the vehicle of N3000 and N7000 separately before stealing the two phones in the vehicle under the guise of ‘Money for the Boys’.

“Our officers were invited to the scene and they began to trace the boys into streets, by this time it was too late, the owner was allowed to go home with his vehicle moved by a towing van.

“At around 1:00 am, the boys had been arrested and the two mobile phones recovered.
The owner was invited to pick up the two phones. He identified the three key prayers in the robbery and their roles at our Headquaters in Alausa.
His phones were thereafter released to him.

“Abass Bashiru confessed that he was the one who took the phones and handed it over to Mustapha Balogun to keep.
He also stated that only N300 was given to him from the N10,000 collected from the two occupants of the vehicle. The two other suspects collected only N200* the police said.

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