Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have nabbed a 24-year-old man identified as Korede Anifowose, of Omisakin Street, Agbelekale Abule Egba following a foiled attempt to rob one Sola Musa, a POS operator, at Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja, on Friday, January 22.
Korede and his accomplice, who took to his heels, had attacked the POS operator who raised an alarm during the attack. The suspects were engaged in a hot by the Anti Crime Police Operatives stationed at the area. Korede was nabbed and one locally made pistol and some expended cartridges recovered from him.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos State Police spokesperson, said the command has deemed it necessary to beam its searchlight on attackers of POS operators based on some complaints the command has gotten on the antics of the criminal elements who terrorize POS operators and those dealing or transact with liquid cash in the state.
He disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has mandated the Divisional Police Officers to heighten the security around those dealing with liquid cash in their businesses as the command can not afford to leave them or anyone in the state unprotected.
Also in a related development, the police men attached to Area Command Area E Festac, on 19th January 2021, at about 1212am, apprehended one David Omoruyi, m, 37, of No 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otta-Awori LCDA, Lagos in possession of fake Police Identity Card and 30kg of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
Adejobi disclosed that the suspect, in company of his fleeing colleagues, were spotted with some bags of Indian hemp on their heads at Alaba Rago Market, Ojo Lagos, when the police operatives accosted them and eventually nabbed David while others fled.
”David Omoruyi claimed he is a serving sergeant attached to Mopol 49, Epe, Lagos State. But after due interrogation and investigation, he confessed to be a fake policeman. He confessed that he used to flash the fake ID to gain access and for easy passage of their loots or drugs whenever they are on business.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has asked that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation, while a search team for their fleeing members have been deployed to have then brought to book with immediate effect. ” Adejobi said