Lagos Police Arrests Pos Robbers, Fake Police Sergeant
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Korede Anifowose, 24, of Omisakin Street, Agbelekale Abule-Egba for attacking one Sola Musa, a POS operator, at Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja.
The suspect, Korede, and his accomplice, now at large, had attacked the POS operator when he raised alarm and they were chased by the Anti Crime Police Operatives on the pin down at the area. One locally made pistol and some expended cartridges were recovered from him.
The command, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest of the suspect. According to him, the command beamed its searchlight on attackers of POS operators based on some complaints received on the antics of criminals terrorising operators and those dealing or transact with liquid cash in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has mandated Divisional Police Officers to beef up security around those dealing with liquid cash in their businesses as the command cannot afford to leave them or anyone in the state unprotected.
In another development, the police operatives attached to Area Command Area E Festac arrested one David Omoruyi, 37, of No 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otta-Awori LCDA, Lagos in possession of fake Police Identity Card and 30kg of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspect, in the company of his fleeing colleagues, were seen with some bags of Indian hemp on their heads at Alaba Rago Market, Ojo Lagos, when the policemen accosted them and eventually arrested David while others fled.
David Omoruyi claimed he is a serving sergeant attached to Mopol 49, Epe, Lagos State. But after due interrogation and investigation, he confessed to being a fake policeman. He confessed that he used to flash the fake ID to gain access and for easy passage of their loots or drugs whenever they are on business.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation, while their fleeing members be searched for and brought to book with immediate effect.
CP Hakeem Odumosu also admonished the general public to always avail good and useful information to the police in order to discharge their duties diligently as expected.