An Alsatian dog named Bullet, which was sent after robbery victims by robbery suspects, Odunade Olajide and Adeniyi Adisa, who allegedly robbed Ladipo, Oshodi area of Lagos State has been arrested by Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, during a parade of the dog at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, the suspects who sped away with the dog on a motorcycle after dispossessing their victims of cash and other valuables, met their Waterloo while attempting to rob a lady of her valuables in Ladipo, as the victim raised the alarm and the suspects were apprehended by the police.
Imohimi noted that their operational motorcycle was also recovered.
He said, “On September 5, 2017, two local criminals, who specialised in robbing people by sending a dog to attack them, were arrested. The suspects would command the Alsatian dog to attack a victim. The dog, in response to the command, would pounce on the person. Gripped with fear, the person would hand over all his belonging to the gang.”
Punch reported that the Commissioner of Police further disclosed that detectives had been on the trail of the suspects, who luck ran out on them last Thursday when they were arrested.
However speaking to newsmen, the suspects denied being robbers, as they claimed that they had only gone to buy dog feed when the woman raised a false alarm. Olajide said the woman eventually found her phone where she kept it, adding that by then it was late as SARS operatives had arrested them.