3 suspects arrested for allegedly stealing ₦1.6m from fishermen in Lagos

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Three robbery suspects who allegedly robbed three fishermen of ₦1.6 million and other valuables at Gberefu beach in Badagry, Lagos have been arrested reports say.

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A police source told newsmen in Badagry that two of the suspects were arrested on July 27 at a hideout in Shibiri area of Ajangbadi, Lagos, while the other was arrested on August 11 at Seme, Badagry.

The source said that one of the victims, who was shot for removing the mask of one the five masked robbers, was hospitalised at Badagry General Hospital.

He said the two suspects earlier arrested had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos, for further investigation

The source further said the third suspect, arrested on August 11, was traced through his phone that fell inside the boat and had allegedly confessed to ownership the cellphone.

He said the suspect allegedly confessed to have received ₦70,000 as his share of the ₦1.6 million loot while the outboard engine was sold to a man in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

However, it was gathered that the FSP Bala Elkana, Spokesman of Lagos Police Command, did not respond to several calls and text messages for confirmation. (NAN)

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