Physically Challenged Man Arrested For Robbery


A physically challenged man, Akinola Akeem, has been arrested in the Shasha area of Lagos. The one-legged man was caught after he removed his prosthetic leg and climbed into the ceiling of a shopping complex, where he broke into and robbed two shops. He was caught by vigilantes who found the leg hidden on the premises. They organised a search party and found the suspect in the ceiling.

He was apprehended and handed over to the police in the Shasha Division. He told police that he had come to Lagos from Ijebu Ode, Ogun state for the operation. He confessed that he had been enagging in robbery for some time now.

The 34-year-old father-of-two has been arraigned at the Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties. FKJ Layeni, the presiding magistrate, adjourned the case till April 25, 2018.

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