Also speaking on the matter, the state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Ndatsu, said the Force has found the suspects guilty of criminal conspiracy and unlawful assembly.
Some of the items recovered from them include mobile sets, ID cards, calabashes, water pots containing red contents believed to be human blood and a sticker with an inscription that suggests a cult group affiliation.
The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected robbers in the Mushin area of Lagos State.
In a statement on Sunday, the command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, explained that the suspects were arrested by a team of policemen on patrol on Thursday.
“On 22/08/2019 at about 0730hrs, Anti-Crime patrol team from Mushin Police Station led by Inspector Atipi Agasa while on patrol along Olorunsogo Bus Stop, Mushin intercepted one Omisogun Mathew ‘m’ 25 years old and Yetunde Lawson ‘F’ 28 years on a motorcycle.
“On sighting the police team, the hoodlums attempted to escape but were given a hot chase,” he said.
Some fans, have, however, argued that while her actions were indeed criminal, she no longer tows the path and she can’t be compared to other celebrities who allegedly committed the crimes despite their status and privilege.
Red-hot rap queen Cardi B is working to quash controversy over resurfaced footage in which she admits to drugging and robbing men, pointing to “limited options” in her days as a stripper.
Social media backlash has swirled in recent days over the three-year-old clip taken from an Instagram live session, with the unfiltered rapper saying she “drugged (men) up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do.”
Responding to the criticism over the video, the now 26-year-old went on the offensive on Instagram, saying she had discussed “things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living.”
“I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not.”
The expletive-laden video appears to be a response to allegations that she hadn’t earned her success, with Cardi saying in it: “nothing was… handed to me.”
But the clip triggered the hashtag #SurvivingCardiB, a reference to the bombshell docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” that refocused attention on sex abuse accusations against that R&B star.
Many Twitter users alleged a double standard, saying her actions were comparable to those of male performers accused of sexual assault.
“The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated that I was involved with men that were conscious willing and aware,” she posted on Instagram late Tuesday.
The outspoken superstar — who last month became the first woman solo artist to win a Best Rap Album Grammy — said she is part “of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”
“There are rappers that glorify murder violence drugs and robbing,” Cardi said. “I never glorified the things I brought up in that live I never even put those things in my music because I’m not proud of it and feel a responsibility not to glorify it.”
“All I can do now is be a better me for myself my family and my future.”
Born Belcalis Almanzar to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother, the Bronx native’s unchartered rise to fame kicked off during her days as a stripper, when she carved out a social media personality on platforms including Instagram.
She is married to fellow rapper Offset with whom she has a baby daughter, Kulture.
The suspects – Adebayo Ayomide and Isaac David – were arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Police Station, Mr Isah Abdulmajid.
The police team had embarked on crime prevention patrol on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge around 9 pm on Saturday.
In the course of their duty, they came in contact with two young women simply identified as, Gbemi and Hannah, who appeared to be in panic.
Upon questioning, the women explained to the team that they had just been dispossessed of their phones by the suspects at gunpoint.
They pointed at the direction through which the suspects escaped on a motorcycle after which the police went after them.
“The team tracked down the suspects and upon searching them, their operational single-barrelled gun, a cutlass and the phone were found on them. The items were recovered and the criminals were taken into custody,” the statement said.
“In their confessional statements, they owned up to belonging to a syndicate terrorising Lekki and its environs.”
According to Elkana, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Zubairu Muazu, commending the team for a swift response to the crime and the eventual arrest of the suspects.
He also directed that the case be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the command for further investigation.
The police commissioner assured residents of the state of the command’s commitment to securing lives and properties in every nook and cranny of the state.
He, however, warned criminal-minded individuals to either change their ways or face the full weight of the law.
“When they (police) arrived the suspects were on their way out, the shooting started and that’s when the police returned fire,” police spokesman Kay Makhubela told reporters outside the school.
“Two suspects were shot and killed,” he said adding that another was injured, two others arrested while an unknown number fled in two vehicles.
No staff or students were wounded in the attack.
The head of Edenvale High School Larry Harmer said he watched on the security camera as the robbers forced their way into the school when a parent came to collect his child. It was too late to lock them out.
“They jumped through the window with their AK-47s and pistols and then traumatised the front staff and office staff, and demanded the safe,” said Harmer.
Gauteng Provincial Education Minister Panyaza Lesufi said students were sent home after the attack and all classes and exams were suspended until Monday.
“(Schools) are sitting ducks of criminals,” said Lesufi.
Violent crime is notoriously common in South Africa, with armed robbery, rape, carjacking and muggings among the leading threats.
Residents and stakeholders in Ekiti State have called for improved security lamenting over increased bank robberies and killings in the state.
The residents were recently joined by members of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in the state as they protest the killing of one of their colleagues who was abducted and later killed by his abductors.
Some of the victims of the spate of killings in the state include a former Commissioner of the Federal Character Commission and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bunmi Ojo who was shot dead in August this year, by yet to be identified gunmen.
Also, APC treasure in the state, Moses Adeoye, was murdered in October, in Otun, Moba Local Government Area of the state.
Three policemen and one other person were reportedly killed in October at Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State during a bank robbery. The robbers were said to have shot the policemen and the three died on the spot.
A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Michael Adedeji also died in the early hours of Monday, October 29 following gunshot wounds sustained in the head on Friday, October 26. Adedeji was shot by unknown gunmen while travelling to Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Also a monarch, Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin was stabbed while returning from a palace meeting.
The residents have therefore called for swift intervention over theses increased criminal activities despite assurances given by relevant agencies.
They believe the police can do more with government and ensure citizens have a sense of safety.
One of the residents of the communities told Channels Television that, “something urgent needs to be done. The people (robbers) operate like they own the land.”
The state governor Kayode Fayemi in response to the spate of killings said the government is working with security agencies by providing adequate security apparatus needed to perform effectively, in order to put an end to the violence.
“I am very concerned about this and I am working very hard to ensure that we put a stop to this spate of violence,” he said.
The police have arrested eleven armed robbery suspects in their hideout at Elemoro community in Lekki axis of Lagos State.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Chike Oti, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.
He revealed that upon searching the suspects’ den, the police recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistols.
Noting that progress made in the investigations would be made public, Mr Oti disclosed that the police also recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty in an estate in the same axis of the state.
He said the guns were recovered on Friday last week by personnel of the State Police Command’s Taskforce on recovery of illegal and prohibited firearms, attached to Area J Command Headquarters, Ajah.
“The guns recovered comprises of three European made pump action rifles numbers L926547, R268751 and P987707 respectively, one locally made double barrel rifle and one locally made single barrel rifle,” Mr Oti said.
The Commissioner of Police in the state thereafter directed the ballistic arm of the SCIID Panti Yaba to commence an investigation into the case.
He assured residents that the ember months would remain peaceful in Lagos as the Command continues to carry out intelligence and purpose-driven raids on all identified criminal spots in the state.
The CP added that the Command would continue to enforce the Inspector General of Police’s directive on mopping up of illegal and prohibited firearms.
He, however, warned that anybody found in possession of such weapons would be diligently prosecuted by the police.