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Police deny viral reports of Ikoyi robbery


The Lagos State police command has denied reports of a robbery incident at Ikoyi area of the state on Wednesday night.
The state police spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement made available to The Guardian said the speculation on the arrest of six armed robbery suspects in Ikoyi was untrue. 
He said: “The attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video and reports on social media claiming that there was a robbery incident in Ikoyi on June 17, and six armed robbers were arrested.
“The report is completely false, mischievous and misleading. What actually happened was that some LAWMA officials used their truck to block another vehicle that they earlier had misunderstanding with thereby causing gridlock.

“As they were arguing, a military patrol team passing by and caught in the gridlock went to find out the cause of the traffic and arrested all those involved in causing the obstructions and handed them over to the police. No robbery incident took place nor arms/ammunition recovered from anybody as speculated.
“The six suspects arrested are traffic offenders not armed robbers. Members of the public are advised to disregard this and go about their lawful businesses. The Command reassures all law-abiding people of Lagos State of its continued preparedness to protect their lives and properties.”


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