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The long arm of the law has caught up with five robbery suspects who killed two victims while robbing people of their valuables in the Agege suburb of Lagos State.

According to reports, the suspects were all nabbed by men of the Lagos State Police Command when they were mobilised to the scene of the incident and gave the robbers a chase.

The chase fortunately led to the arrest of one of the gang members identified as Damilare Adegbayibi who led the police to capture other members of his gang.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said while briefing journalists, that Adegbayibi and his gang members had killed one Alayiwa and Ibrahim Akinbumi during the attack at Agege.

He also gave the names of other arrested gang members as Ojesola Osundairo, Bashiru Suleiman, Rasak Osunmade and Haruna Ibrahim, who also participated in the robbery.

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The Lagos CP said, “On Saturday, January 26, 2019, around 1am, information was received from members of the public that some armed robbers were having a field day along Adewumi Adebisi Street, Agege, Lagos, robbing unsuspecting victims of their valuables.

“Based on the information, a combined team of operatives from the Dopemu Police Station and the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, Ikeja, swiftly mobilised to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the robbers ran in different directions to avoid being arrested, but they were chased, leading to the arrest of one Damilare Adegbayibi and the recovery of a cut-to-size locally-made single-barrelled gun with four unexpended cartridges from him.

“On closer examination of the robbery scene, two lifeless bodies were found on the ground. Further inquiry revealed that they were stabbed to death. The victims were later identified as Alayiwa, surname unknown, a security personnel attached to the street, and one Ibrahim Akinbumi, a resident of Adewumi Adebisi Street, Agege, Lagos.

“The suspect (Adegbayibi) later led the operatives to arrest four other members of the gang namely: Ojesola Osundairo, Bashiru Suleiman, Rasak Osunmade and Haruna Ibrahim, from whom two additional cut-to-size locally-made guns with six live cartridges were recovered.”

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