Police arrest five armed robbers, recover arms, ammunition in Lagos

Five suspected armed robbers, including two members of a gang that attempted to break into a shop in Mushin area of Lagos State have been arrested by the police

The other three persons were arrested by policemen from Apapa divisional police station at a very popular hotel in Apapa area of Lagos State.

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos confirmed the arrest to Saturday Tribune and added that two locally made pistols and axes were recovered from the Apapa gang, while  one pump action gun, six live cartridges, one locally-made revolver pistol  with 9mm live ammunition, iron cutter and spanners were recovered from the Mushin gang.

It was gathered that anti-robbery policemen from Area B Command, Apapa, while on a patrol along Wilmer Road, intercepted three suspected armed robbers with a bag at New Point Hotel.

It was further gathered the policemen subjected the suspected armed robbers to a routine search and two locally-made pistol and axes were recovered from them.