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Ex-’Bakassi’ Member Arrested For Alleged Robbery

Ex-’Bakassi’ Member Arrested For Alleged Robbery

The Ilemba Police Division, yesterday, said it has arrested a suspected armed robber said to have been terrorizing the residents of Sabo Oniba community of Ojo local Government Area.

The suspect, identified as Christain Umini, 22, said to be a dismissed member of the proscribed vigilante group in the community, “Bakassi”, reportedly used a gun-like object to dispose his victims of their property.

He also allegedly confessed that he was responsible for the vandalisation of a car owned by a community head and other residents of the community, claiming that he ventured into robbery because of his dismissal from the community vigilante.

He said: “I decided to venture into robbery after I was dismissed from the community vigilante group. As a former member of the group, I knew the nooks and crannies of the community”.

Suspect will soon be charged to court after further investigation.

Meanwhile, two suspects accused of drugging and robbing a Chinese national, Zhang Bafan, in his hotel room at Ojo area of Lagos State, have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, MD Abubakar, over alleged attempts by the Area E Commander, Dan Okoro, to circumvent investigation, illegal arrest and prolonged detention.

Dan Okoro, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, however told, that he was aware of the petition explaining that the suspects were arrested following complaints from a Chinese national who accused them of drugging and robbing him.

The suspects identified as Rowland Okorie and Ifeanyi Ndubisi, who were paraded last Wednesday, by the Area E Commander before newsmen at the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja, told that they’ve been detained for more that 13 days by the area commander on a crime they didn’t commit.

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