Cyriacus Izuekwe & Yusuf Mohammed
The son of the monarch of Ojokoro, Lagos State, western Nigeria, Ade Taiwo, has been arrested by the police for alleged armed robbery.
Police sources said Ade and four other suspects were arrested for alleged armed robbery in the area following a tip-off.
Ade was arrested on Tuesday by the police at Ojokoro division and transfered to the State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos.
P.M.NEWS learnt that Ade’s arrest followed a robbery attack in Ojokoro recently and some suspects who were arrested allegedly implicated him.
When P.M NEWS contacted the police at Ojokoro division concerning the arrest, a police officer who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed the incident and referred the reporter to SARS.
“Yes the police arrested some suspected armed robbers including the son of the Kabiyesi (monarch) and we have transferred the matter to SARS.”
When P.M.NEWS visited SARS this morning, the the five suspects were seen in a cell where they were detained for further interrogation.
When P.M.NEWS contacted the state Police Command Assistant PRO, Damasus Uzoani, he confirmed the arrest and said the police have commenced investigation on the matter.
Uzoani said the police will issue a statement after the conclusion of investigation.
There have been several robbery attacks in Ojokoro area lately and the police are linking the five suspects to the robberies.