Officers of the Ijora-Badia division of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday, March 13, 2023, arrested Damilare Akinwunmi ‘m’ aged 20, a member of a gang notorious for dispossessing motorists of their belongings around the Pallet area of Ijora-Badia, Lagos.
The suspect got arrested when his victim, whom he had just dispossessed of a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, quickly reported the incident at the nearest police station – Ijora Badia. Swiftly, detectives from the division traced the suspect to his hideout in Monkey Village where he was arrested and the phone recovered.
Damilare has confessed to having robbed at the same spot several times. He is currently assisting the police in an ongoing investigation towards arresting other members of the gang. Suspect(s) will be arraigned at the conclusion of investigations.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, has assured residents of Lagos State that efforts are being redoubled towards eradicating all forms of criminality in the state.