Police in Lagos State has recovered two locally-made revolver pistols and other deadly weapons from a longtime wanted criminal.
The suspect, Segun Agodo, was said to have been on the wanted list of the state police command over many criminal activities and killings of lives including the murder of a police officer sometimes back.
Naija News understands that the criminal was nabbed by men of the state police command during a surveillance patrol led by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu Road Division, CSP Adekunle Omisakin. Confirming his arrest in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, April 4, the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said Agodo was apprehended by Police detectives attached to the Sagamu Road Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Sagamu Road, Ikorodu, on Sunday, April 4, 2021, around 10 am in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu.
The statement reads: “Segun, a senior member of the Eiye Confraternity, had been on the run for a while since he got the wind that he had been declared wanted by the police for his atrocities in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. But he was sighted in Ikorodu on Sunday, April 4, 2021, while the DPO, Sagamu Road Division, and his men were on surveillance patrol around Ikorodu.
“The suspect, who has been fingered in many murder cases, including the alleged killing of a policeman in Ikorodu, was arrested in possession of two locally-made revolver pistols loaded with seven and 14 cartridges, one axe, some cutlasses and assorted charms.”
The PPRO disclosed further that officers of the force attached to the Alakuko Division, on Friday, April 2, 2021, around 5.30 am, also arrested one Sola Akinwole, 27, when he and his gang members were robbing at a car/motorcycle shop located at Amje bus stop in the Alakuko area of the state.
He said: “The police detectives raced to the scene while responding to a distress call from the shop. The suspected armed robbers had shot one of the guards at the shop, Tairu Baba, 20, before the police arrived at the scene. One locally-made pistol and four cartridges were recovered from the suspect.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on Sunday vowed that the families of the policemen who were killed during an attack on the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, would not be abandoned.
Obiano stated this on Sunday during his statewide broadcast to address the violent attacks in the state.