It was learnt that policemen on patrol, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Mr. Abdulmajid Isah, in charge of Maroko Police Station, saw the suspect and swooped on him.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. She said: “Upon his arrest, two toy pistols and a knife were found on him. The suspect confessed to have been using the toy pistols to dispossess innocent citizens around Lekki axis of their belongings.
He said his victims were always scared at the sight of the toy pistols, believing them to be real. The suspect has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the command, for further investigations.”