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Police foil robbery in Lagos, arrest suspect with firearm

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a suspected armed robber, Johnson Ogunsanya, with a locally fabricated firearm.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who made this known in a post on his official X handle on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested by patrol officers from Owode Onirin Division.

According to him, the officers, during a diligent patrol in the area, busted a suspected robbery gang attempting to begin operation.

He said upon an inquiry by the officers to ascertain the suspicious move of the suspects, they took to their heels but one was later apprehended.

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The post reads, “Our diligent patrol officers from Owode Onirin Division noticed five young men surrounding a broken down truck.

“As the officers stopped to ascertain what was going on, the young men fled.

“One of them, Johnson Ogunsanya ‘m’ aged 31, was apprehended and found with a locally fabricated firearm. Ongoing investigation reveals it was a robbery in progress”.

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