Two of the notorious ‘garage boys’ in Ikorodu who have been molesting residents and dispossess them of their belongings, were apprehended on Monday, May 11, 2020, by the local vigilance group, Onyabo, and are now cooling their feet at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Police Station, Lagos.
They are expected to be charged to court soon by the Police.
Ogunsanya Lateef, an indigene of Ikorodu resident who resides at 23, Pashokun Street, Aga, Ikorodu and Iresunkanmi Oshin, also an indigene of Ikorodu and resides at 4, Ita Aro, Ikorodu, are allegedly notorious for dispossessing people of their personal belongings in the early hours of every day and also in the night around Ikorodu garage and Benson area.
Last Sunday, they were reported to have accosted one Baba Anu and robbed him by dispossessing him of his phones and money.
According to Onyabo, the two suspects demanded for money when they accosted the man and he offered them N1, 000 but they were not satisfied, hence they manhandled him while shouting ‘Aye’, ‘Aye’ to undeservedly label their victim a cultist.
Baba Anu, who was able to identify them, quickly left the scene after being dispossessed of his valuables and reported the matter at Onyabo command at Aga, Ikorodu.
According to Onyabo, after the matter was reported at their office and following the description the victim gave them, they contacted other garage boys and the identity of the suspects were revealed.
The lead led to the apprehension of Lateef at his home where the SIM card of Baba Anu was recovered.
They later arrested Iresunkanmi from whom they also recovered Samsung and android phones belonging to the complainant.
We also gathered that some other stolen phones were also recovered from the suspects.
The suspects have since been handed over to the police authority in Ikorodu and THE IMPACT gathered that they have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, for further investigation and arrangement in court.