The new Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Patricia Amadin has said there is nothing new about the pending cases of Orekoya kids’ kidnap of Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Lekki and Ikorodu armed robbery attacks of March 12 and June 24, 2015, respectively. She added that investigations are still ongoing.
Speaking with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Monday, August17, 2015, the State Command spokesperson assured Lagosians that the cases won’t be swept under the carpet.
“For now, there is nothing new about the three cases you have mentioned. No further arrest has been made since. But we’re not relenting. Investigations are still on, and I assure you, all those involved in all the crimes will be arrested.”
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, some deadly armed robbers stormed Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos where they attacked a branch of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) at the place, carting away about N20 million. In the process, killed three policemen and a female fish seller, Sarah Ibiikunle (15).
Also, a similar episode was repeated in Ogolonto area of Ikorodu on June 24, when an armed robbery gang, numbering about 20 terrorized Ebute-Ipakodo and descended on two financial institutions in the area – Zenith Bank and First Bank, carting away about N100 million.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015; the three out of four Orekoya kids – Aderomola, Adedamola and Damola were kidnapped by a nanny, Mary Akinloye who has since been arrested and detained by the police. Equally, some of the hoodlums that perpetrated the Lekki and Ikorodu bank robberies have been arrested a couple of weeks back. Not only that, they have all confessed to the crime.