The police in Lagos say they’ve arrested eight extra suspects allegedly concerned within the current killing of a police sergeant and two Bureau de Change operators in Ikorodu space of the state.
A police supply informed the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the suspects had been arrested at an deserted building firm in Odogunyan space of Ikorodu, the place they allegedly used as their base.
“They were arrested at about 10am on Tuesday at AKS construction company abandoned building. One of the suspects escaped, while his locally made pistol was recovered,” the supply informed NAN.
Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, had on Could 9 stated three suspects had been arrested in reference to the killing of three individuals in Ikorodu. Two our bodies of the victims had been dumped inside a septic tank.
Based on Elkana, the Command on March 14 obtained a criticism from Ikorodu space that some unidentified individuals approached one Alhaji Yakubu Musa and Alhaji Hassan Umaru, each operators of Bureau de Change at Benson space, Ikorodu.
He stated the suspects knowledgeable them that they’ve a relation who returned from abroad and wanted to promote $10,000 (about N3.5 million), stressing that they initially requested that the cost might be made in a financial institution at Ikorodu.
Elkana stated on attending to the financial institution, the suspects moved the operators to an unknown vacation spot and began demanding for ransom from their mates and family members.
He stated regardless of paying the sum of N1.6 million as ransom, the abductors refused to launch the victims and nothing extra was heard from them.
“The victims telephones remained switched off. The Commissioner of police, CP Zubairu Muazu detailed the Commander, Particular Anti Theft Squad (SARS) to carryout an investigation into the matter with a view of rescuing the victims and apprehending the suspects.
“Operatives from SARS Ipakodo base led by SP Godfrey Soriwei arrested three suspects. The suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and led operatives to their den at Ikorodu where they dumped the corpses in a septic tank,” he stated.
The police spokesman in Lagos, DSP Bala Elkana, didn’t reply to calls from NAN and textual content messages searching for affirmation of the arrests.