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Police confirm killing of two suspected POS thieves by mob

By Eniola Daniel
03 October 2022   |   4:00 am
Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the death of two Point of Sales (PoS) thieves in Igando area of the state through mob action.

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•Parade two for illegal possession of firearm
Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, confirmed the death of two Point of Sales (PoS) thieves in Igando area of the state through mob action.
 
The Command’s spokesperson, Superintendent of Police (SP) Benjamin Hundeyin, said the mob set the victims ablaze and burnt them beyond recognition.
   
According to him: “When the police arrived at the scene, the mob fled. An investigation has commenced. Again, how do we put a stop to this archaic and criminal practice?”
 


Hundeyin, who stressed that jungle justice was a criminal offence in Nigeria, called on members of the public to stop the crime.
   
He urged the public to always hand over the suspects to the police for prosecution.

MEANWHILE, the Command has paraded 30-year-old Sodiq Muftau aka Mainama and 29-year-old Surakat Toheeb aka Elewedu who were arrested in Badagry on Friday, September 23, 2022.
   
The suspects were arrested when policemen on routine patrol noticed their suspicious movement within Ajara community. 
     
Other members of the gang took to their heels upon sighting the police.
   
Hundeyin said after a thorough search of the suspects, a locally made double-barrelled pistol, nine live cartridges, charms and marijuana were found in their possession.
 
He said an investigation revealed that the suspects are members of Eiye Confraternity in Badagry and its environs. 

“Efforts are in place to unravel details about their activities and the source of the firearm. Suspects would be arraigned at the conclusion of an investigation.
 
“ The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has commended the detectives for a job well done. He also charged officers and men of the Command to redouble efforts toward sustaining the safety and peace existing in the state.
   
ALSO, Hundeyin has commended crime reporters for doing a fantastic job in reporting the arrest of criminals in Lagos State.
 
He, however, urged judiciary correspondents to do more, to update Nigerians on the progress of prosecution of criminal cases in various courts in the state.
   
This, he said,  would halt the suspicion that police were collecting money and releasing suspects.
 
“Crime reporters are doing a fantastic job in reporting arrests of criminals. I wish judiciary correspondents too would do more to update Nigerians on the progress of the prosecution of criminal cases,” Hundeyin added.

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