The leader of a suspected three-man armed robbery group was arrested by the police at a church retreat on Saturday in Lagos.
He is one 19 years old Wasiu Kamarudeen of 8 Olaniyi Street, Iyalode Ilogbo, Badagry. He was arrested by the police operatives of Ilemba Hausa Police Station who received a distress call from St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field. One locally made short gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him.
The statement giving details about how he was arrested was issued by the Lagos State Police Command spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, reads:
“On 31/9/2019 at about 0620hrs, Ilemba Hausa Police Station, received a distress call from St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field, that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a suspicious manner.
“The passengers mingled amongst the worshipers who were attending three days retreat with intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash, etc.
“On the strength of the information, patrol teams were deployed to the scene. The ring leader identified as Wasiu Kamarudeen ‘m’ 19 years old of No 8 Olaniyi Street, Iyalode Ilogbo, was arrested and one locally made short gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him.
“Their operational motorcycle with registration number OGUN AKM 749 WP was recovered. The Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has launched a manhunt of the remaining two suspects.
“Investigation is ongoing and the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”