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Police arrest 23 for alleged robbery, kidnapping, others

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The Nigeria Police Force, Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested 23 suspects for various offences including robbery and adulteration of pharmaceutical products.

The Zonal Command’s Public Relations Officer (ZPRO), SP Umman Ayuba, who disclosed this yesterday in Lagos, when briefing news men, said that the zone under the leadership of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Olatoye Durosinmi, had recorded tremendous success in the war against crime and criminality.

She said that those arrested comprised 21 male and two female.

The spokesperson said that among the suspects arrested is an ex- convict, Samson Sesan, the principal suspect and kingpin of a robbery gang involved in several robbery incidents around Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Ayuba said that Sesan was arrested on June 1 by personnel of the Zonal Dragon Squad.

“Sesan was arrested and while conducting search at his apartment, one locally made double barrel pistol, one locally made single barrel pistol and 10 live cartridges were recovered.

“Upon interrogation, other suspects were arrested and more exhibits recovered,” she said.

Ayuba said that a young lady, who allegedly conspired with her boyfriend to fake her kidnap and demanded N5 million ransom, was also arrested along with some of her accomplices.

Speaking further, she said that another suspect was arrested for allegedly stealing jewellery worth more than N40 million.

“The suspect who is a domestic staff (Chef) at the time was alleged of breaking and stealing jewellery and other valuables worth more than N40 million in a petition received from Dr Ademola Oyewusi ‘m’ sometimes in August 2023.

“The suspect was arrested somewhere in Makurdi, Benue State through a technology driven investigation by SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi and team.

“He confessed to have sold the stolen items to one Mutairu Yakubu ‘m’ for a sum of N7.4 million before he absconded to his hometown in Cross-River State,” she said.

Ayuba also said that two suspects were arrested for alleged production of adulterated cough syrups.

“A petition filed by one Walter Anyaoha, the Managing Director of Wihyaland Pharmaceuticals, alleged that his trainee one Chisom Ndukwu, who has been living with him suddenly left the house to an unknown place.

“When he checked his shop he realized that four cartons of JVI drug valued at N9.6 million were also missing in the shop.

“Investigation into the allegation by CSP Omotayo Adegbite O/C Zonal Anti-Crime Unit led to the arrest of the suspect in company of his accomplice who is into production of adulterated cough syrups.

“When a search was conducted in the houses and premises of the suspects, bags containing packs with inscription of DSP codeine cough syrups and empty bottles and covers of cough syrups were recovered.

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