The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended two individuals, Sunday Osagie and Ayodele Adeolu, on suspicion of robbing skitmaker Ekwutousi Philo. The arrest was confirmed in a statement by the Rapid Response Squad unit of the Lagos Police Command, which was shared on their Facebook page on Tuesday.
Ekwutousi Philo had made a video that gained significant attention on October 20, alleging that she was robbed by individuals claiming to be police officers in the Alapere area of Ketu, Lagos State.
In response to the viral video, the RRS squad took swift action and arrested Sunday Osagie, a former spy/mechanic, and his accomplice, 45-year-old Ayodele Adeolu.
According to the statement, Sunday Osagie had been employed as a Spy/Mechanic by the Lagos State Government in May 2011 but was dismissed from the state public service in April 2023 due to reasons such as “absence from duty for six months without permission, illegal duties, and extortion of money from innocent citizens.” This decision came after facing the Personnel Management Board (PMB).
The statement noted that the suspects, as well as the recovered vehicles (a ‘korope’ with the registration number LA 910 FST and a Toyota Yaris Verso with the registration number FST 656 JD), have been transferred to the Lagos Police Command for further investigation.
CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, Commander of the Rapid Response Squad, has directed that the suspects and the seized vehicles be handed over to the State Command for continued inquiry.