Police arrest Anthony Matial for robbery in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command says operatives of its Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested one Anthony Matial for robbery in Lagos.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a Tuesday statement.

He said that Matial, a 23-year-old ex-convict, was arrested alongside another ex-convict, Osazee Festus, 33, and one Osinachi Nwachukwu.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested for robbing a passer-by on Olowopopo Way beside Otedola Bridge.

“The suspects — Osazee Festus, aged 33, Matial Anthony, aged 23, both ex-convicts, and Osinachi Nwachukwu — were arrested in the early hours of Saturday, February 04, 2023.

“The trio, wielding a cutlass, accosted their victim at about 6:20 a.m. and dispossessed him of his Samsung A19 mobile phone.

“The victim promptly alerted RRS officers close to the scene who swiftly arrested two of the suspects and recovered the phone. Investigations following the arrests led to the arrest of the third suspect.

“Osazee was released from prison on February 02, 2023 after eight months behind bars while Anthony regained freedom in June 2022.

“Meanwhile, Commander of the RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has transferred the three suspects to the Command Headquarters for further investigations,” the statement read.

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