A 22-year-old Ghanaian, John Kojo, who allegedly supplied a locally-made pistol to a suspected robber in the Morogbo, Badagry area of Lagos State  has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

A 22-year-old Ghanaian, John Kojo, who allegedly supplied a locally-made pistol to a suspected robber in the Morogbo, Badagry area of Lagos State  has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

A 22-year-old Ghanaian, John Kojo, who allegedly supplied a locally-made pistol to a suspected robber in the Morogbo, Badagry area of Lagos State  has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

Kojo was arrested on Saturday when a robbery suspect, Banhusa Abujuny, identified the Ghanaian as the owner of the gun he (Abujuny) allegedly used for robbery. The police said the gun was “stolen from another robbery gang.”

It was learnt that on Friday, October 7, some armed robbers came to Kojo’s area in Morogbo and unleashed terror on the residents. Some residents put distress calls across to the police, while some vigilance group members mobilised against the robbers.

Kojo, said that he hid the gun abandoned by the robbers, adding that he was afraid to turn it in to the police.

The Ghanaian said he was not aware that his friend, Abujuny, took the gun from his house.

He said, “I got the gun after the robbers, who attacked Oko Afo, fled. The robbers came to our area and were moving from house to house. Some residents confronted them and they fled. I was one of those who chased the robbers.

“As they fled, they left one of the guns by the roadside and I picked it. I brought the gun home and hid it. I did not give the weapon to the police because I was afraid. I did not show the gun to anyone.

 “Abujuny is my friend. He did not tell me that he had taken the gun. I was at home last week Saturday when SARS officers came and arrested me.”

Abujuny, who said he had not robbed with the gun, stated that he was arrested during a street fight in the Alaba Market, Ojo.

He said, “I had yet to rob with the gun. There was a fight in the Alaba Market on Friday and I threatened someone with the gun.”

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