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Police arrest six suspects over Ikorodu hotel robbery

By Eniola Daniel
08 July 2022   |   2:43 am
Operatives of Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested six suspects linked to the May 11 armed robbery attack at Mambillah Hotel, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Nigerian police (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

Mentally unstable woman prevented from setting fuel station ablaze

Operatives of Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested six suspects linked to the May 11 armed robbery attack at Mambillah Hotel, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos.

  
Confirming the development, Lagos State Police spokesperson, Superintendent of Police (SP), Benjamin Hundeyin, said the arrest followed a painstaking, diligent and discreet investigation ordered and closely monitored by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.
   
Hundeyin said the suspects would be arraigned in court as the investigation is currently being rounded off.
 
The suspects were traced to their hideout at Oju-irin Abattoir, Lagos, where they were eventually arrested.

The suspects include 19-year-old Lekan Adeoye, 29-year-old Ojo  Akeredolu, 23-year-old Quadri Balogun, 24-year-old Ahmed Oke, 23-year-old John Toluwalashe and 20-year-old Azeez Akinpelu.
 
The seventh suspect, Taye, was neutralised during a gun duel with police officers.
   
Items recovered from the suspects were two locally made pistols with 11 live cartridges.
 
Recall that an armed gang invaded the hotel, robbing guests of their valuables and killing a security guard in their bid to escape after police arrived at the scene.

   
The earlier arrested supervisor and other staff of the hotel have since been released after investigations cleared them of any culpability.

MEANWHILE, a mentally challenged woman, who broke into an AP filling station at Falomo Roundabout, Awolowo road, Lagos has been rescued by officials of  Lagos State Social Development Rescue department of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.
 
The woman, who gained access to the filling station on Wednesday, took over the nozzle from a sales office and started spraying fuel on the ground.
   
The Guardian learnt that she was later apprehended by officers of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and thereafter handed her over to the Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

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