The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested 10 suspects for robbery, cultism and drug peddling in various locations of the state during New Year patrols.
Two of the suspects, Hussein Hudu and Ibrahim Bello, were arrested for robbery after reportedly stabbing their victim, one Robert, around 4am on Friday in an attempt to rob him of his bag and phones. The duo’s accomplice, Adamu Zango, is said to be at large.
Two knives and their operational motorcycle with the number plate AGL 808 QL were reportedly recovered from the robbery suspects.
The eight other suspects – Kabiru Tajudeen, Ibrahim Hamed, Elijah Ogbonna, Daniel Emmanuel, Chukwuma Abiaza, Rafiu Kolawole, Ibrahim Ogundimu and Nwerrih Elvis – were apprehended for cultism and drug peddling.
The police spokesperson in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Saturday said some of the arrests were made by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad.