Police released member who bought gun for gang – Suspect

Police released member who bought gun for gang – Suspect

A suspected robber, Lawrence Nwede, has accused operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, of releasing a member of his gang, who allegedly procured a gun they used for operations.

Nwede said the gang member, whom he identified only as Uche, was released by SARS a day after he (Uche) was arrested and brought to the command.

Although the 27-year-old indigene of Ebonyi State, who was paraded on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, confessed to being a member of the Black Axe Confraternity, he insisted that he had never been involved in any robbery.

He told our correspondent that he, Uche and other members of the cult contributed to buy the gun for N50,000, saying the arm was usually in his (Nwede) custody.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was nabbed by policemen on April 4 on Church Street, Okokomaiko, and the gun was found on him.

He was said to have been subsequently transferred to the command, where he mentioned Uche as his accomplice. Continue reading from Punch

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