More than seven months after a notorious robbery kingpin and his gang killed a Police Sergeant in the Akala axis of Lagos state, the Police in Area ‘D’ Mushin have arrested the kingpin in an operation coordinated by the Commander.
Police sources disclosed that the notorious criminal, Taiwo Gbolahan aka ‘Scammer’, was arrested in a ghetto and dreaded den located in Akala after he was tracked with a phone he robbed from a victim in Orile Iganmu.
The source said, “On the 18th September, 2018 at about 1.45pm, Police got intelligence on one Taiwo Gbolahan aka Scamer of No, 23 Oyegunle street, a gang member of the suspects that attacked policemen sometime in February at Akala axis which led to the death of a Police Sgt.
“The suspect has been on wanted list and on the run.
“He was sighted in a ghetto cum slum of the dreaded, notorious Akala axis.
“Under supervision of the Commander Area D, ACP Olasoji Akinbayo, efforts from a team of Policemen from Area ‘D’ with the assistance of some concerned citizens in the neighbourhood yielded success and the arrest of the suspect.
The Police said ‘Scamer’ was searched immediately, and this led to the recovery of a handset and some SIM card from him.
Investigation into the source of the handset revealed that the owner identified as Mrs. Memunat Opeyemi Zerbo, of Orile Iganmu reported at Area ‘D’ command and identified the suspect as a member of three man gang that robbed her on 18/09/2018 by 5.17pm.
She narrated that the gang robbed her with Cutlass and Knife.
The victim’s handset and money was stolen and the suspect removed the victims SIM card and fraudulently transferred the sum of #170,000.00 from her account.
Noting that the suspect made a confessional statement, the Police said efforts are on to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
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