Lagos State Police arrest seven-man robbery gang on Valentine’s day (Photo)


Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad have arrested hoodlums allegedly terrorising residents and passersby around College Road, Ifako Ijaiye and its environs.


The suspects allegedly robbed and stabbed at least five victims around 9pm on Valentine’s Day. Police identified them as Lekan Akinyemi, Chimeze Ofulie, Babangida Abdullahi, Abubakar Umaru, Samuel Oyinloye, Timileyin Oladipupo and Habeeb Olayinka.


One of their victims, Agafe Augustine said he was attacked as he alighted from a taxi. They allegedly dispossessed him of N14,000, a mobile phone and a handbag. “I allowed them to rob me because they were many and were holding dangerous objects but I trailed them to an open place before raising alarm,” Augustine said.