Newsmen reported that the Lagos state police command has arrested a 24-year-old man identified as Korede Anifowose, of Omisakin Street, Agbelekale Abule Egba for attempting to rob one Sola Musa, a POS operator, at Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja, on Friday, 22 January.
It was gathered that the suspect, Korede, and his accomplice, now at large, had attacked the POS operator who raised an alarm during the attack. The suspects were chased by the Anti Crime Police Operatives stationed at the area. Korede was arrested and one locally made pistol and some expended cartridges were recovered from him.
The spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the command has deemed it necessary to beam its searchlight on attackers of POS operators based on some complaints the command has received on the antics of the criminals who terrorize them and those who deal or transact with liquid cash in the state.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has mandated the Divisional Police Officers to beef up security around those dealing with liquid cash in their businesses as the command can not afford to leave them or anyone in the state unprotected.
In a related development, the police operatives attached to Area Command Area E Festac, on 19 January 2021, at about 12:12 am, arrested one David Omoruyi, m, 37-year-old, of No 4, Job Street, Afromedia, Otta-Awori LCDA, Lagos in possession of fake Police Identity Card and 30kg of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
Adejobi said the suspect, in the company of his fleeing colleagues, were seen with some bags of Indian hemp on their heads at Alaba Rago Market, Ojo Lagos when the policemen accosted them and eventually arrested David while others fled.
”David Omoruyi claimed he is a serving sergeant attached to Mopol 49, Epe, Lagos State. But after due interrogation and investigation, he confessed to being a fake policeman. He confessed that he used to flash the fake ID to gain access and for easy passage of their loots or drugs whenever they are on business.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation, while their fleeing members be searched for and brought to book with immediate effect.” Adejobi said.