The Police in Lagos on Wednesday killed five suspected armed robbers and
arrested one with bullets wounds.
Police sources told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ikeja that the suspects had
engaged policemen from Elemoro Division, Ajah in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government
Area in a shootout where they were killed.
He said that five of them were killed on the spot and one injured by bullets was
The source said, “The police in Elemoro got information that the suspects were
operating at Abule Parapo, opposite Awoyaya in Elemoro area of Ajah around 2
“The suspects engaged the police in a shootout as soon as they saw them. Two
locally made double barrel shot guns, one cutlass and iron cutter was recovered
“The gang had been terrorising residents of Ajah, robbing and raping women.”
NAN reports that the corpses of the dead and the injured suspects were brought
to the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja at about 12.15 p.m.
The operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad have taken over the case file
from the Divisional Police Officer at Elemoro, SP Sani Limawa for further
When contacted, the command’s spokesman, DSP Joseph Offor, said he had yet
to get the details from the division as at press time.