Wednesday, 20 September 2017


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two men, identified as Odumade and Adisa,who specialized in using a dog to rob traders at the Ladipo Auto Spare part Market , Lagos.
The suspects were arrested  when they pretended that they wanted to buy something from a woman, but instead robbed and dispossessed of her phone on Tuesday last week

It was also gathered that the suspects always target women who are scared of dogs.
Once they find a target, they would let the dog, called Bullet on  her, then, in the confusion and fright of the victim, they snatch the person’s valuable, mount their motorcycle and disappear.
A police source said: “These suspects have been on Police Wanted List for long. But they have finally been arrested by detectives from our command.”

Recounting how he came to be in possession of the dog Odumada explained that he bought the dog as puppy from a neighbour at Ajegunle.

He further recalling the fateful day he was arrested, Odumada said that he only went out with the dog that day for a stroll, not for crime.

His words: “I’m not an armed robber. I went to Ladipo Market to buy a net rope from a woman; suddenly, the woman started shouting that I stole her phone, before I knew what was happening, passersby had surrounded us. I tried to explained to them that we did not take her phone. They didn’t listen. They pounced on us and beat us mercilessly before policemen who patrolling the area came to pick us.”

Adisa, on the other hands, said that he and his friend went to buy dog food in the market, when the incident occurred.

He said: “I was a mechanic before my friend invited me that he wanted to introduce me into the business he was doing. I followed him and since then we have been using the dog to rob mostly women. We always go to market and pretend that we want to buy somethings from women. We would then steal their money and phone. We always use the dog to scare them before robbing them. We don’t operates in the day, we rob at night. I regret my action.”
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said that the suspects had been on Police Wanted List.
Imohimi said that the suspects would be soon be charged to court.

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