Lagos – The Police on Saturday in Lagos arrested 11 members of a robbery gang, through the mobile telephone number, given by a randy member of the gang to his girl friend.
A reliable police source said on Sunday that the detectives arrested the robbers through the randy suspect.
The randy suspect was traced through the GSM number which he gave to the house girl, after the gang robbed the household the girl was serving.
The source explained that the suspected robber, who was expecting a call from the girl, whom he instantly fell in love with, was picked up, leading detectives to arrest 10 others member of the gang.
Two dismissed policemen were said to be among the robbery gang members arrested.
“The GSM number we got from the girl actually helped us,’’ said one of the detectives.
He said that the robbery, which took place at No. 4, Akin Aioko Bakari Close, Langbasa in Ajah, a suburb of Lagos, was masterminded by a security guard (names withheld) in the house.
“The 32-year-old guard, who is an indigene of Kebbi State, invited the dismissed policemen to rob his employer,’’ the source added.
He disclosed further that the ex-policemen thereafter invited a gang of seven suspected armed robbers, who carried out the operation.
According to the source, a commercial motorcycle operator who is a brother to the guard also assisted the gang in carrying out the operation.
The source also alleged that the suspects went away with N17,000 cash, some property and a luxury car, all estimated at N8.3 million.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Samuel Jinadu, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying that the detectives recovered two pistols used in the operation from the dismissed policemen.
He said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation on the arrest was completed. (PUNCH)