Taiwo Jimoh and Abiodun Adesoga
Detectives attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspected armed robbers, who allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old lady, Moradeun Balogun, to death.
The attack occurred at the Gbagada area of the metropolis.
The suspects were alleged to have stabbed the lady on the neck on December 3, 2019, leading to her death.
The suspects were identified as Ugochukwu Udochukwu, Chidebere Nnanna, Samuel Nnanna and David Obi.
The suspects were arrested two days after they attacked the lady as she was returning from work.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said yesterday that the suspects were arrested in connection with Balogun’s murder.
He said: “On December 3, 2019, about 8p.m., Moradeun Balogun was attacked on her way from work at NCIE bus stop, Gbagada. The deceased was stabbed in the neck and her Lenvo Computer Laptop stolen from her. It took detectives attached to the command painstaking investigations and surveillance to arrest the suspects. Items stolen from the deceased were recovered from them.”
The victim was rushed to R-Jolad Hospital in Bariga area of the state, where she was allegedly not attended to because of a police report was not presented by the Good Samaritans, who came to her rescue.
The hospital, however, denied the claim, insisting that she was assessed by two doctors before being referred to the Gbagada General Hospital for vascular surgery.
Odumosu said the suspects would be charged to court after completion of investigation of the matter.
The commissioner also spoke on his vision and mission for 2020.
He said: “We’re going to make the state unsafe for robbers. In the year 2020, my mission as the state Commissioner of Police is to provide a safe and secure state, which will guarantee the socio-economic well-being of the people and enhance their quality of life. This would be achieved through evolving more courageous, dedicated, humane and professional police officers in the state.
“We’re going to implement our community-based policing policies and strategies that would close the gaps between the police and the people, foster cordial relationship and build strong and effective partnerships.