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Ghanaian Arrested In Lagos For Supplying Locally-Made Pistol To Robber

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The Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old man identified as John Kojo, for allegedly supplying a locally-made pistol to his friend, a suspected robber in Morogbo, Badagry area of Lagos State.

According to reports, Kojo who is a Ghanaian, was arrested on Saturday when his friend, a robbery suspect, Banhusa Abujuny, identified him as the owner of the gun he used for robbery operations.

The duo were reportedly detained by Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja.

According to the police, the gun in question was stolen from another robbery gang terrorising the state.

It was gathered that on Friday, October 7, some armed robbers came to Kojo’s area in Morogbo and unleashed terror on the residents.

PUNCH Metro reports that some residents put distress calls across to the police, while some vigilance group members mobilised against the robbers.

It was learnt that as the robbers fled, they abandoned the pistol, while Kojo, who was reportedly around the scene, picked and hid the weapon.

According to the police, Kojo later gave the gun to Abujuny to rob.

However, Kojo denied he gave the gun to his friend to rob. He said he hid the gun abandoned by the robbers, adding that he was afraid to turn it in to the police. He also claimed he was not aware that his friend, Abujuny, took the gun from his house.

According to his statement: “I got the gun after the robbers, who attacked Oko Afo, fled. The robbers came to our area and were moving from house to house. Some residents confronted them and they fled. I was one of those who chased the robbers.

“As they fled, they left one of the guns by the roadside and I picked it. I brought the gun home and hid it. I did not give the weapon to the police because I was afraid. I did not show the gun to anyone.

 “Abujuny is my friend. He did not tell me that he had taken the gun. I was at home last week Saturday when SARS officers came and arrested me.”

Abujuny on his part, claimed he had not robbed with the gun, stating that he was arrested during a street fight in the Alaba Market, Ojo.

According to his statement: “I had yet to rob with the gun. There was a fight in the Alaba Market on Friday and I threatened someone with the gun.”

Fatai Owoseni, the state Commissioner of Police, said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.

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Abujuny and Kojo



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