The Ayobo Division of the Nigeria Police Force was thoroughly embarrassed after some suspected robbers overpowered the officers on duty and escaped from custody.
It was garnered the robbers were detained after a burglary where they carted away properties and tried to escape. Some residents noticed and raised an alarm which led to their arrest.
The robbery was said to have happened at Olamilekan Street in Ayobo area of Lagos before their eventual arrest.
At night, the suspects reportedly used an iron, broke the cell where they were detained and escaped.
The escape shocked the DPO and other officers who immediately began the manhunt for the suspects.
The efforts of the police led to the arrest of one of the suspects while others escaped. The suspect. One Lukman Ahmed, 27, was detained in connection with the cell break.
During interrogation, he refused to disclose the whereabouts of the other suspects now at large. Thus he was charged before Ogba Magistrates court and was remanded in prison custody.
It was learnt that the police were making efforts to arrest the remaining suspects because of the embarrassment it brought to the officers. The residents said that it has shown that the officers were not doing anything in the area except to intimidate and extort from the residents.
Some said that it might be that the officers on duty that day were sleeping and the suspects used the opportunity to escape.