The Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly stuffing N1.5 million abandoned by fleeing armed robbers into their private parts.
Adegoke Adewale and Ganiyu Idowu were caught on Thursday evening by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, the police said in a statement on Sunday.
The police said they were in hot pursuit of three armed robbers who had allegedly snatched N3 million from a yet to be identified bank customer in Oshodi.
The suspects, whom the police described as Agberos (area boys), among other miscreants had pretended they were assisting the police in the chase before the fleeing robbers ditched their loot.
“The robbers after being chased by the police dropped their loot in a compound, which the suspects stole and stuffed into their private parts,” the statement said.
The police said the robbers, who carried out their operation with a motorcycle, were armed with “short pistols” and one of them was arrested while the two others escaped on foot.
“The suspects as well as the recovered loot have been transferred to Makinde Police Station in Oshodi,” the statement said.
“Also recovered along with the loot were 3 cheque booklets of Diamond and Zenith Banks, several signed cheques and counter signed cheque leaves.”
Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus, said the police would apprehend the fleeing robbers.
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