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Sam Amuka-Pemu Police arrests robbery suspects who invaded home of publisher

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, announced that the suspects were arrested on Monday, June 6, 2016.

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Vanguard publisher, Sam Amuka

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The robbery suspects linked with the attack on the home of Vanguard Newspapers publisher, Sam Amuka-Pemu, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, a day after the incident.

The suspects, identified as Jude and Francis, stormed Amuka-Pemu’s one-storey residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016, and made away with valuable items such as Naira and Dollar notes and his electronic gadgets, Punch reports.

Fatai Owoseni, the Lagos State Police Commissioner disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Monday, June 6, 2016.

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According to Owoseni, the suspects are helping the police uncover the identity of other gang members.

He said, “We have arrested some people who are helping us. But from the way it happened, it appears like an insider’s thing. From the arrests, we hope to get a link.”

“I can say that we are getting close to getting the real persons.”

“I will not want to disclose the names and the number of people arrested. I spoke with the victim this morning.”

“He is doing very well. The Inspector-General of Police spoke with the victim yesterday. The IG did not take over the matter.”

“The report the police have is that some persons went to the house. The street is gated. Someone must have opened the gate.”

“These robbers jumped the fence and went straight into Amuka-Pemu’s room. They asked for money because they knew the man was travelling. The command is still investigating.”

Sam Amuka-Pemu was reported to have been preparing to travel to South-Africa before the incident happened.

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