Crime Watch

Two dismissed soldiers arrested for armed robbery, carjacking in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has paraded two dismissed soldiers and four others arrested for alleged armed robbery and car theft.

Police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed on Tuesday that the two dismissed soldiers belonged to a robbery gang that allegedly specialised in snatching vehicles at gun point from motorists in different parts of the state and sell off same within Lagos.

He said the robbery suspects were arrested by the Command’s tactical team based in Surulere after information and due diligence investigations were carried out on them within one month.

According to Hundeyin, three of them were arrested in Lagos State; one was arrested in Ilorin, while two vehicles were recovered from them.

He said; “They have been operating quite a while before their arrest. They are four in number, two are dismissed soldiers. One was dismissed in 2014 and the other in 2017.

“They carried out their crime wearing full military uniform. Our investigation so far revealed that the gang has snatched a total of 13 cars, two have been recovered. We also recovered the military uniform, military Identity cards with various rank, including Lieutenant Colonel”.