Three suspects are being held by the Special Anti Robbery Squad over an alleged attempt to commit robbery
Four men are currently being investigated by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos, over allegations of armed robbery and illegal possession of arms.
The suspects; William Essien, dismissed soldier, 38; Adah Ojoo, commercial motorcyclist; Victor Etim, who claimed to be an official of Man O’ War and Monday Eguoaje, were arrested for allegedly attempting to rob a man driving a Toyota Rav 4 vehicle around Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State, after they allegedly trailed him victim from Sango area of Ogun State, Vangaurd reports.
Street urchins at the scene descended on the suspects when they attempted to snatch the car.
It was further gathered that the commotion at the scene attracted mobile policemen stationed under the Iyana-Ipaja Bridge, who arrested the suspects and took them to Elere Police Station in the area.
Narrating how they were arrested one of the suspects, Ojoo, said the alleged victim hit their car and smashed the rear light.
He said they pursued him to Iyana-Ipaja, blocked his car, dragged him out and were beating him when the touts descended on them. He said police later came and arrested them, arguing that it was all a misunderstanding.
On how they got the gun found on them, he said: “It was Monday that asked me to get the gun for him. I bought it from a hunter for N15,000.
“Monday said he wanted to use the gun for his job as a security man with the Nigerian Legion.”