Police Arrest Six Suspected Hoodlums In Lagos


The police have arrested six men who specialize in robbing unsuspecting members of the public in Amuwo Odofin, Festac Town area of Lagos state.

ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, the Police Public Relations Officer said that on October 2, the Command received an intelligence report that the suspects were carrying out an operation at Clarion Medical Company situated at Nomas Land area and quickly mobilized policemen to the scene.

He said one Michael Okwute, 37 and five others with no fixed address were apprehended.

The police spokesman also said that one locally made pistol with one unexpended and four expended cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

However, two of the hoodlums sustained injuries after a gun duel with the police; Famous-Cole said they have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

He said the suspects would be charged to court when investigation is completed.

  • Bright Bassey

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