THE Lagos State Police Command, Ikotun Division, has announced the arrest of four men who allegedly broke into a warehouse and carted away several items worth millions of Naira.
This information was disclosed by the Spokesperson of the Command in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Hundeyin added that the suspects also attacked a student and dispossessed him of his belongings on his way from school.
He said that while three of the suspected criminals were arrested at about 4:55 a.m. on Monday by patrol officers from Ikotun Division, the fourth gang member was apprehended at about 1:02 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ojota bus stop.
The PPRO added that security personnel had arrested three suspected thieves when they attempted to escape with stolen goods after they had broken into a warehouse at Kwara Bus stop, Igando Road.
Meanwhile, the spokesman has advised members of the public to always do diligent background checks before buying items, particularly vehicles, to avoid being described as conspirators.
"This is so as the owners of the stolen items or vehicle may have reported the theft to the police for recovery.
"Snatched and stolen vehicles are being sold, sometimes through registered car dealers,” he said, adding that “under the law, ignorance is not an excuse."