A Nigerian man identified as Mbadugha, was attacked and robbed by his security guards for not paying their salaries on time.
CSP Chike Oti in a statement on Monday, said the command mobilized operatives to rescue Mbadugha and arrest the suspects.
He further said that the suspects, during interrogation, said they connived with others at large to rob the victim for not paying their salaries as and when due.
The command had on Saturday, October 13, 2018, around 5.30pm, received information from a credible source that some bandits held one Joseph Mbadugha hostage in his office at JohnVic Igbanogo Street, Lekki Phase One, Lagos, and that the armed men wore Strongcity Security Services uniform.
Based on the information, operatives from the Maroko Police Station and F-SARS Ikeja, jointly mobilised to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums ran in different directions to avoid being arrested. But one of them, who gave his name as Isaac Edet, was nabbed at the scene.
After interrogation, he led detectives to arrest his partner in crime, one Kingsley Asuquo. Interestingly, both suspects are workers of Strongcity Security Services. They claimed that the victim did not pay their salaries when due, hence they planned with others at large to rob and even kill him if necessary.
They succeeded in dispossessing the victim of a bag containing a laptop, a cash sum of N40,000, three cheque booklets, one iPhone 6. All these items were recovered from the suspects in the course of investigation.
CSP Chike said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed the head of the command’s intelligence unit to fish out the fleeing members of the gang.