The seven armed robbery and murder suspects were arrested on Friday following a tip-off from Lagosians.
According to a statement released by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Ikeja-Lagos, the arrest on April 22, 2022 resulted in the recovery of a silver Toyota Sienna bus with registration number LSR 509 HB, a locally-made double barrel pistol, and four live cartridges at Mojirade Street, Shibiri, Lagos.
According to SP Benjamin, the suspects were apprehended quickly after a tip-off from Lagosians to the Ilemba Hausa Division’s Divisional Police Officer, who led his men to the criminal hideaway, where seven members of the gang were apprehended while others fled.
Esther Newman ‘F’, Joel Anaba’m’, Ruben Ude’m’, Chinedu Emenike’m’, Abuchi Peter’m’, Chima Simon’m’, and James John were mentioned as suspects in the statement.
One locally produced double barrel handgun, four live rounds, one machete, one dagger, and two screwdrivers were among the weapons seized in the Sienna bus, according to him.
12 mobile phones, one access bank ATM card with the name Newton Newman, several substances believed to be Indian Hemp, and one dead snail are among the other items found.
He said that the suspects are also being probed for the April 14, 2022 murder of Sgt. Edison Fulman, who was assigned to Zone 2 Headquarters in Onikan, Lagos.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has ordered that the suspects and evidence be taken to the Command Headquarters for further investigation and the arrest of additional gang members.