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Police arrest two ‘for robbing hotel in Lagos’, recover weapons

Police arrest two ‘for robbing hotel in Lagos’, recover weapons
April 16
13:03 2024

The police command in Lagos says its operatives have arrested two robbery suspects, whose gang attacked guests at a hotel on AIT Road, Alagbado

Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.

Hundeyin said four locally made guns, one Toyota Corolla car, one Toyota Camry car, five live cartridges and four expanded cartridges, among other items, were recovered from the suspects.

He added that the suspected robbers had shot and injured two of the hotel guests before police arrived at the scene.

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“While the Alagbado Police Division operatives were on residential patrol on Monday at about 12.30 a.m., as earlier directed by Area P Commander, they got a distress call on the robbery operation,” he said. 

“The distress call reported that there was an ongoing robbery operation at a hotel along AIT Road. Operatives immediately moved to the scene to engage the hoodlums.

“Subsequently, two of the robbery suspects were arrested while others escaped. Four locally-made guns, one Toyota Corolla car, one Toyota Camry car, five live cartridges and four expanded cartridges were recovered from the robbers.

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“Other items recovered were two Nokia Phones, one Itel phone, one Techno phone, one jack knife, six ATM cards, three wristwatches, three female handbags and cash of N50,000.

“The suspected robbers, numbering about nine, had shot and injured two lodgers at the hotel before the police arrived.”

Hundeyin added that an investigation revealed that the nine suspected robbers came from the Agbara area.

He disclosed that the injured victims have been hospitalised and are receiving treatment, while efforts to arrest other members of the gang are ongoing.

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