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NIGERIA: Police release photo of arrested Lekki robbery suspects

The Lagos State Police Command has released the photos of the masterminds of the deadly Lekki Phase 1 armed robbery attack of March 12, 2015, where more than five police police officers and a fish seller were killed.

The robbers numbering over 20, had stormed the Peninsula through the Lagos Lagoon and held the area to ransom for more than an hour in which time they robbed a bank, carting away millions of naira.

As they were making their get away via the lagoon in speed boats, they met a police team escorting some expatriates and opened fire on them, killing five of them instantly.

They also killed a Senior Secondary School student who was helping her aunt to hawk fish in the area, before escaping.

But the police intensified a manhunt for them and few days ago, four of the hoodlums were arrested in different parts of the country, including the suspected gang leader, Duke Odogbo, 38, Lawrence Kingsley, 31, Ebi Tosan, 20, and Ekelemo Kuete, 30.

They were paraded earlier today at the command headquarters in Ikeja, by the state Police Commissioner,  Kayode Aderanti.

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