L-R: Vanguard Publisher, Pa Sam Amuka; Lagos Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos; DC Administration, DCP Dasuki DGaladanchi; Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni and Managing Director, Vanguard Newspaper, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, during a visit by the publisher to appreciate the police for apprehending the suspects behind his attack, yesterday in Lagos....PHOTO: CHIEMELIE EZEOBI

Chiemelie Ezeobi

Following the arrest of the two suspects behind the recent armed robbery attack and brutalisation of the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Pa Sam Amuka, by the Lagos State Police Command, the publisher on Tuesday commended the police.

In a visit to the command headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, in the company of Vanguard Managing Director and Crime Editor, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye, and Mr. Emma Nnadozie, respectively, Amuka said the arrests had come when he had given up hope.

Amuka was robbed and brutalised in his Lagos residence two months ago, a night before his scheduled trip to South Africa, and the suspects carted away valuables and money after brutalising him.

Recently, detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command arrested three Chadians in connection with the incident, and they, in turn, confessed that they were contacted by the two security details attached to Amuka’s residence.

The suspects who were identified as Atim Abubakar, Mohammed Musa and Razaq Hassan (the driver), were picked up from different locations within the metropolis.

Consequently, Amuka graced the CP’s office to show appreciation for the timely response of the police and the speedy tracking and arrest of the suspects.

He said aside from the prompt response in his case, the command under Owoseni was doing creditably well in the area of crime fighting.

He said: “I personally want thank the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni and his subordinates for the beautiful job they did over my armed robbery attack.

“After the attack, just as we were about giving up hope, we were told that they have nabbed every one involved in the attack. Not only that the police arrested the hoodlums, they have been arresting other criminals. The police are getting every other criminal In Lagos.”

Also, Adefaye said, “On behalf of Uncle Sam, we have come to say a big thank you to the CP. We also seize the opportunity to urged Lagosians to encourage the Police. I will first give glory to God Almighty for Uncle Sam’s life, for what he has been doing in the country.”

In response, Owoseni who said he was humbled by the visit, noted that he would like to thank God for Uncle Sam’s life and for saving him from the hands of his attack.