Lagos State Police arrest two armed robbers that were part of the gang that attacked comedian Basketmouth  

Lagos State Police arrest two armed robbers that were part of the gang that attacked comedian Basketmouth  

The Lagos State Command have arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery attack on popular comedian Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth.

On 7/9/2016, the Lagos State Command received a distress call from Basketmouth that he has been robbed at gunpoint. Subsequently the Command opened up investigation.

A statement signed by Spokesperson for the Command, SP Dolapo Badmos said one Chiemele Joseph was arrested on November 16th, while carrying out armed robbery operation at Ilasa Maja area of the State, his arrest led to the arrest of another gang member Chibuzor who further investigation revealed is the leader of the gang that attacked the comedian.
 
Items recovered from the suspects are one Beretta pistol, two locally made pistol, two AK 47 rifles loaded with ammunitions, 12 live catridges, 2 iron cutters, master keys, 1 Mercedes 4matic Benz jeep.


The commissioner of police, CP Fatai Owoseni while parading the suspects , states that the Command will continue to be on the trail of criminals within the state , as he warns them to eschew criminalty or relocate from Lagos. He further reassures the residents of the state that their safety is guaranteed during this festive period.

The suspects Chiemezie Joseph and Chibuzor Ugwu will soon be charged to court.

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