Eighteen suspected criminals among them two teachers were yesterday paraded by Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, AIG Kayode Aderanti at the Onikan zonal headquarters, Lagos.
The suspects were involved in robberies, defilement and stealing.
Aderanti said the Zone 2 ‘X’ Squad on January 10 arrested Stanley Akanno and Olakunle Hassan, both teachers in a private primary school in Amuwo Odofin for serially defiling their six-year-old female pupil.
The teachers, he said, during extra mural classes, showed pornography on their laptop to the pupil and made her practice same on them.
“The pupil has been taken to a government hospital where it was medically established that she had been deflowered. The suspects will soon be charged to court,” Aderanti said.
Adams Jiddah and Emeka Okeke were arrested for robbery and stealing a Toyota Corolla. A locally made revolver pistol used by them was also recovered.
The suspects… yesterday
Aderanti said his men arrested Chibuzor Ekeocha, a member of a robbery gang that robbed a Lexus Jeep RX 330 marked LA 267 BOI belonging to Senator Gbenga Ashafa from his driver at gun point at Abule Egba, Lagos.
The police chief said: “Last December 29, acting on reliable intelligence, a team of Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) operatives trailed and accosted a Volvo truck marked AAA 428 XE belonging to GBC Transport along Ijebu-Ode Expressway. The truck loaded with Nestle products from Nestle Plc Agbara, Ogun State was on its way to Edo State. Six male suspects were eventually arrested and investigations revealed that the driver and his motor boy connived with others to sell the truck and the goods for N9 million. The goods have been recovered. The suspects are Orbo Andrew, Sylvester Inwomoh, Lateef Bello, Ademola Ademola, Emmanuel Tuoye and Bob Momoh.
“On January 12, ZIS operatives also trailed and arrested a gang of three males and one female who specialised in hypnotising and defrauding their victims. They were arrested in their shrine in Aiyedire Local Government, Osun State at the point of obtaining N3.5 million from a victim. They had earlier defrauded a victim of N3.5 million in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. Items recovered from them include fake foreign currencies, horrifying statues, charms, one Honda Pilot Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and a Toyota Sienna bus. The suspects are Segun Adesoji, Mudasiru Sumonu, Sakiratu Olayinka Aniyikaye and Jogunola Sunday. ZIS on December 31 while on routine anti-crime patrol arrested Lanre Ayuba, Sunday Oloyede and Gafar Ajala in a case of robbery at Isale Ake area of Abeokuta. Two motorcycles were recovered. Another suspect is still at large.
“What we have done today is to let the public know that the police are not resting on their oars. We shall leave no stone unturned in our quest to engender a crime-free society. We assure Nigerians and residents of Lagos and Ogun states especially of the zone’s total commitment in ensuring that absolute security prevails. I urge everyone with credible information not to hesitate in bringing such forward.”