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Police arrest two men who robbed Comedian, Basketmouth

Police arrest two men who robbed Comedian, Basketmouth


The Lagos State Police Command has nabbed two suspects who allegedly robbed top Comedian, Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth.

In a press statement released Friday by the Lagos PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, the identities of the suspects were revealed as Chiemezie Joseph and Chibuzor Ugwu.

She said the two will soon be charged to court.

According to SP Badmos, “On 7 September 2016, the Lagos State Command received a distress call from Mr Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth that he has been robbed at gunpoint. Subsequently the Command opened up investigation.
She stated that “On 16 November 2016, the command arrested one Chiemele Joseph while carrying out armed robbery operation at Ilasamaja area of the State. His arrest led to the arrest of another gang member Chibuzor who further investigation revealed is the leader of the gang that attacked the comedian.

Badmos stated that items recovered from the suspects are one Beretta pistol, two locally made pistol, two AK 47 rifles loaded with ammunition, 12 live cartridges, 2 iron cutters, master keys, 1 Mercedes 4matic Benz SUV.

Meanwhile, the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni while parading the suspects, stated that the Command will continue to be on the trail of criminals within the state.

He warned them to either eschew criminality or relocate from Lagos.

CP Owoseni further reassures the residents of the state that their safety is guaranteed during this festive period.


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