Police Arrest Two for Robbery, Another for Murder in Lagos


The Isolo Police Division of the Lagos State Police Command, wednesday arrested a two-man armed robbery gang along Chemist Bus Stop, Okota area of the state, while on a routine patrol. The suspects, Emmanuel Johnson and Emmanuel Sunday, were stopped by the police operatives and when they were searched, the police detectives discovered one locally made pistol with two cartridges.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, said: “A team of policemen attached to Isolo Division while on patrol along Chemist Bus stop, Okota Road, intercepted one Emmanuel Johnson and Emmanuel Sunday both of no fixed address on a motorcycle. “On searching the suspects, one locally made pistol with two cartridges were recovered. Subsequently, the suspects were arrested and the motorcycle impounded. Case will soon be transferred to the State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for further investigation.”

In another development, a fight between one Ogadima Nkwaha and John Effiong, at the Ojodu area of the state, escalated to murder when the former stabbed the latter in the neck. According to the PRO, the 21-year-old Nkwaha had allegedly to stab 21-year-old Effiong with a broken bottle during a fight between them. Badmos said: “The victim was rushed to Femi Medical Clinic, Bale Street, Olodi, Apapa, for treatment, where he later died. “The suspect has been arrested while the corpse was removed and deposited at the morgue for autopsy.”