Lagos State Police Command said it arrested two men who allegedly drugged a school’s security guard and robbed the school of property estimated at millions of Naira.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known on Wednesday in Ikeja,
He said that on December 29, 2023, the suspects bought sedatives close to the school.
Hundeyin explained that they thereafter proceeded to the school and engaged the security guard in innocuous discussions; they bought food from a nearby restaurant and drugged it before handing it to the victim.
No sooner than the security man finished eating the food, he slept off, giving room for the suspects to carry out their objective.
“They constructively broke into the school’s administrative office, removed the ignition key to the school’s bus, and removed a 65-inch television set and six inverter batteries.
“They fuelled the bus with diesel found at the parking lot and drove the vehicle away. They also removed the security man’s iPhone 11 cell phone,’’ he said.
The police spokespsrson noted that investigation into the incident paid off, as one of the suspects was later arrested at Ajao Estate area of Lagos, where the crime was committed.
The suspect confessed to the crime and led the police to his accomplice, who was working as a laundryman at a hotel at the Oshodi area of Lagos.
“The duo confessed that they sold the diesel stolen from the school at Berger Bus Stop to an unidentified driver and drove the bus to Ibadan.
“The vehicle later developed a mechanical fault close to the toll gate at Ibadan, and it was abandoned there. They also sold the inverter batteries in Ibadan.
“The suspects led the operatives to Ibadan, where the vehicle was recovered. They will be arraigned for conspiracy and robbery,’’ Hundeyin said.