The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested a teenage robber, Wasiu Kamarudeen, at a church three-day crusade in Badagry area of the state.
A statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer ( PRO), DSP Bala Elkana, revealed this.
It said that the Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from St. Patrick’s Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Open Field, on Saturday evening.
According to Elkana, “The passengers mingled with the worshipers who were attending a three-day retreat with intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets and cash.
“On the strength of the information, some patrol teams were deployed to the scene. The ring leader identified as Kamarudeen was apprehended but the other two escaped.”
Elkana said that the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had launched a manhunt for the remaining two suspects. “Investigation is ongoing and the case will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.