Police explain viral video alleging robbery incident, arrest of six suspects in Ikoyi Lagos


The Lagos State Police command has dismissed a viral video and reports on social media claiming that there was a robbery incident in Ikoyi on June 17, 2020 and six armed robbers were arrested.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Bala Elkana who reacted to the content of the video and the reports in a statement in Lagos on Thursday described the video as “completely false, mischievous and misleading.”

According to him, “What actually happened is that, some LAWMA officials used their truck to block another vehicle that they earlier had misunderstanding with its driver thereby causing a traffic gridlock.

“As they were arguing, a military patrol team passing by and caught in the artificial gridlock went to find out the cause of the traffic, arrested all those involved in causing the obstructions and handed them over to the Police.

“No robbery incident took place nor arms/ammunition recovered from anybody as speculated. The six suspects arrested are traffic offenders not armed robbers.”

He therefore advised members of the public to disregard the report and go about their lawful businesses.

“The command reassures all law abiding people of Lagos state of its continued preparedness to protect their lives and properties”, he assured.

Photo: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

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