Police nabs FESTAC bank robbery suspect

Police nabs FESTAC bank robbery suspect

The police in Lagos have arrested a suspect, Akiri-Kemepamini Wisdom, who allegedly participated in the bank robbery in the FESTAC Town area of the state on Tuesday, October 13.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the 32-year-old suspect and one Diokoro Chinedu, were apprehended by the Igando Police Division last Tuesday along the LASU-Iba Road, while 86 bullets and an AK-49 rifle were recovered from them.

Our correspondent had reported on Wednesday, October 14, that the robbery gang stormed two commercial banks in the FESTAC Town area on the fateful day, during which a mother and her child were shot dead.

According to the police, Kemepamini-Wisdom and Chinedu, who were on an unregistered motorcycle, were arrested during a stop-and-search, while a third suspect, also on the motorcycle, escaped. A bag was said to have been recovered from them.

It was gathered that apart from the ammunition and the rifle, other items found in the bag were a Nigerian Army cap, a T-shirt with the inscription, ‘Gallant Patrol’, and the sum of N134,675. Read more

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