The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday paraded two naval officers for allegedly killing an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in the state.
Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, identified the naval officers as Seaman Nnamani Anointing and OSMTD Onyekachi Egwin. He said the officers were arrested in the alleged murder of a police officer, Abiona Hezekiah.
“The ASP died when the suspects stabbed and killed him during a traffic stop that degenerated into a face off at the Satellite area of Lagos State,” the CP said.
“The suspects stabbed three other civilians in their bid to escape. The other stabbed persons are responding to treatment.”
The duo were among the 14 suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in murder, armed robbery, stealing, criminal conspiracy and fraud.
According to the police commissioner, the Command is working with the state Ministry of Justice to ensure that justice prevails in the case.
Besides the arrest of the naval officers, three other suspects were nabbed by the police after receiving information on 21 November, that “some robbers were sighted at the premises of a manufacturing company at Ikotun area of Lagos State.”
The CP assured that the suspects will be charged in court after the completion of the investigation, adding that one iron cutter, three padlocks, seven cartons of Cussons baby products, damaged padlocks and ropes were recovered from them.
He stated that police operatives apprehended two gunmen for carjacking within Lagos and neighbouring states.
Alabi said, “Two locally made double barrel cut to size guns, twenty-five live cartridges, one unregistered RAV 4 SUV, two unregistered Golf 3 cars, one unregistered Toyota Sienna and one unregistered Toyota Corolla were recovered from the two suspects.”
Another suspect, Eninjah Jude, the CP noted, was arrested for absconding with a Toyota Hiace bus, few days after he was employed as a school bus driver in Lagos.
The commissioner said that another suspected fraudster, Taiwo Abdulrauf, was arrested for dating young women and luring them to open new bank accounts with their details.