Juliana Francis

The Lagos State Police Command today announced that it has arrested six men in connection with the dastardly May 11, 2022, robbery attack on Mambillah Hotel, Owutu, Ikorodu.

The police have further gone on to reveal how operatives, in a covert operation, tracked and arrested six suspects in their hideout at their Oju-irin Abattoir of the Lagos metropolis.

The suspects have been identified as Lekan Adeoye19, Ojo Akeredolu, 29, Quadri Balogun, 23, Ahmed Oke, 24, John Toluwalashe, 23 and Azeez Akinpelu, 20. learned that there was a seventh suspect identified as Taye, but he was, “was neutralised during a gun duel with police officers.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the arrest, explained how it happened.

His words: “The Lagos State Police Command have arrested six notorious suspects behind the dastardly May 11, 2022, robbery attack on Mambillah Hotel, Owutu, Ikorodu. The arrest of the suspects follows a painstaking, diligent and discreet investigation ordered and closely monitored by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi. The suspects were traced to their hideout at Oju-irin Abattoir, Lagos State where they were eventually arrested. Items recovered from the suspects are two locally made pistols with 11 live cartridges. It would be recalled that the armed gang invaded Mambillah Hotel, robbing guests of their valuables and shooting dead the hotel security guard in their bid to escape after the Police arrived at the scene.  The earlier arrested supervisor and other staff of the hotel have since been released after further investigations cleared them of any culpability. Suspects are to be arraigned in court as the investigation is currently being wound up.”

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