As the restriction order declared by the federal government continues, the Lagos state police said it had foiled a robbery attempt at ikorodu after acting on credible intelligence.
In a statement, the Lagos State Police Public Relation officer, Dsp Bala Elkana said operatives of ikorodu police Division supported by state Anti Robbery squad (SARS) operatives deployed by the commissioner of police arrested one Toheeb Sanusi (21) and 24-year-old Adewale Adeshina with resident located at around Benson the area in ikorodu.
Elkana said one locally-made pistol and one cutlass were recovered from them adding that the suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime saying they were in the area to rob unsuspecting members of the public.
He said investigation is ongoing, the suspect will soon be charged to court as units commanders have got clear instructions from the commissioner of police to deal decisively with armed hoodlums daring the collective will of the restriction order to rob in any party of the state during the lockdown.
Commands also arrest a 28-year-old man for raping an eight-year-old girl.
The statement put further that a location specifically at Agnufoye in ikorodu police station got a complaint from name (withheld) that he returned home and meet his eight-year-old daughter name (withheld) in pains, complaining of discomfort and stomach aches.
Elkana said the father left the girl with her two brothers whose age ranges between 10 and 12 as their parent is separated and living apart.
On inquiry, she told her father that on 31-03-2020 one Adetayo Razaq (28) of Alladi Ijelu Street, Agunfoye, ikorodu gave her biscuit and took her to his room where he had carnal knowledge of her.
The survival is taken to the hospital for treatment and forensic examination.
Elkana said the suspect is a tiller and father of two was arrested by detectives from the juvenile welfare centre, ikorodu.
The commissioner of police has directed that the case be transferred to the gender unit at its command headquarters for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.