The Lagos State Police Command yesterday arrested one Taiwo Gbolahan aka Scammer, a notorious armed robber who has been on the wanted list of the police.
He was arrested at Akala by the operatives of the command, led by Area Commander in charge of Area D Command, Mushin, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji.
According to Lagos State Police Command spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, Gbolahan is suspected to be a member of the gang that attacked and killed a police sergeant earlier in the year at Akala-Mushin, a suburb of Lagos, during an operation to rid the area of drug Lords and armed bandits.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, got a tip-off that the gangster was seen in the ghettos of Akala, which prompted the CP to direct the Area Commander to personally lead an operation for the arrest of the kingpin who had been terrorising the metropolis for some time.
The raid carried out in the ghetto hideout led to the arrest of the said Taiwo Gbolahan aka Scammer. He was searched immediately and a handset and numerous SIM cards were recovered from him.
Investigation into the source of the handset revealed the owner as one Memunat Opeyemi Zerbo, residing at Orile Iganmu. She was invited to the police station where she identified Taiwo as part of a three man gang of armed robbers that robbed her valuables, same day, September 18, at about 0517hrs. She narrated how the gang, armed with guns, cutlass and dagger, robbed her of her handset and SIM card which they configured and without her authorisation, transferred the sum of N170, 000. 00 from her account.
The suspect who didn’t deny committing the crime is presently helping the police in its effort to arresting other members of the gang at large.
The Commissioner of Police wishes to thank Lagosians for information flow to the Command and enjoins those sitting on the fence to key into the Community policing philosophy of Force to ensure a safer and more secured Lagos.