Notorious Lagos Shop Burglars Apprehended By Police


Two members of a 7-men gang of hoodlums that specializes in burgling shops at the Idumota/Balogun and some other markets in Lagos State, on Sunday met their waterloo as they were arrested by the Anti Kidnapping Unit of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan while carrying out their criminal activities.

The suspects, Yakubu Adamu, 21, from Niger Republic and Issa 48, who hails from Borno State, were arrested while awaiting the arrival of receivers of their stolen items, after the police received anonymous tip-off on their ongoing acts.


The two were caught with more than 10 bags of ladies’ wears worth millions of naira, their operational vehicle (one unregistered Toyota Corolla), 2 cutlasses, 2 chisels and one heavy cutter.

A statement from the Zone said the Assistant- Inspector-General of Police in charge, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has directed the Officer-In-Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Zone to effect the arrest of other fleeing members of the gang and their receivers in order for the police to carry out effective investigation and prosecution of the case.



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