The police in Lagos have arrested a man who invaded the market as masquerade to rob traders of their valuables with the force.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that when the police arrested one of the masquerades, it was discovered that it was one Ahmed Saliu, 21, that was inside the mask. He was detained at the police station for armed robbery.
The incident happened at Odo-eran Market in Oworoshoki area of Lagos where they were said to have invaded with masks and arms to rob the traders in broad daylight.
This was confirmed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, and Saliu was paraded with other suspected criminals arrested in various areas in the state.
The police boss explained that Saliu with seven other gang members wore masks, invaded the market and robbed the traders in their shops on 26th October, 2018.
He said while they were in the operation, the DPO of Oworoshoki Division got the information and led police operatives to arrest the gang.
However, when the other gang members sighted the police team, they fled the scene but the police was able to arrest Saliu.
CP Edgal said that the police recovered match boxes with which he planned to set the market ablaze, cutlasses and cudgels as exhibits.
He said that the police was making every effort to arrest the other members of the gang and the suspect already arrested will be charged to court.
When Saliu was contacted, he admitted that they covered their faces with masks as masquerades to carry out the operation because they were living in the area. He said that he regretted the action saying that they did not know that the police will come to the market to foil the operation.
Culled from P.M.EXPRESS