The police in Lagos attested that they have apprehended eight more suspects reportedly having an involvement in the recent killing of a police sergeant and two Bureau de Change business men in Ikorodu area of the state.
A police source reportedly had it that the suspects were apprehended in an abandoned construction company in Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, where they allegedly used as their base.
“They were arrested at about 10am on Tuesday at AKS construction company abandoned building. One of the suspects escaped, while his locally made pistol was recovered,” the source told NAN.
Recalling that the Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, had on 9th of May said three suspects were apprehended having nexus with the murdering of three persons in Ikorodu.
The culprits had deceived the victims that their relative came back from the overseas, and they needed to change the currency.
The spokesman affirmed that on getting to the bank, the suspects moved the operators to an unknown destination and started demanding for ransom from their friends and relatives.
Elkana said in spite of the sum of N1.6 million been paid as ransom, the kidnappers refused to release the victims and they vanished.
“The victims phones remained switched off. The Commissioner of police, CP Zubairu Muazu detailed the Commander, Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) to carry out an investigation into the matter with a view of rescuing the victims and apprehending the suspects.
“Operatives from SARS Ipakodo base led by SP Godfrey Soriwei arrested three suspects. The suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and led operatives to their den at Ikorodu where they dumped the corpses in a septic tank".