Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended three suspects linked to the brutal murder of Mr. Adeniyi Sanni during an August 5, 2023, robbery.
A statement issued by the force headquarters said the suspects, Fred Azeez Okunnu (43), Lucky Idudu Michael (33), and Adedigba Segun (26), were apprehended after weeks of diligent investigations.
The statement listed the items recovered from them to include firearms and military gear used by the gang.
It said their criminal activities involved robbing motorists of unregistered vehicles.
“The gang’s modus operandi included dressing as military personnel to deceive their victims. Mr. Sanni’s tragic case unfolded when he realized their true intentions, leading to a violent confrontation. Investigations also revealed a connection to a criminal receiver based in Benin Republic,” the statement reads.
“The Lagos State Police Command is collaborating with Interpol to apprehend the criminal receiver, emphasizing the role of drugs in these crimes. Notably, the suspects had previously been convicted for similar offences at various points, but have ended up back on our streets, even more dangerous.
“The Force hereby urges all partners in criminal justice administration to be more firm and less slippery in handing convicted persons so that the aggregate of our efforts can culminate in the achievement of a safer Nigeria.”