Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, has said the Command is investigating two security guards, Kingsley Okon Asuquo,19 and Isaac Edet, 18, assigned to guard a Lagos lawyer, Prof. McCarty Mbadugha, from Strongcity Security Services for allegedly attacking and robbing him.
Oti, disclosed that the Command had on October 13, 2018, received information from a credible source that armed bandits held one Barrister Joseph Mbadugha aka Prof McCarty Mbadugha, hostage in his office at JohnVic Igbanogo street, Lekki Phase one, Lagos and that the armed men were seen wearing Strongcity Security Services uniform.
“Based on the information, operatives from Maroko Police Station and FSARS Ikeja, jointly mobilised to the scene. On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums ran in different directions to avoid being arrested but one of them, who gave his name as Isaac Edet, was nabbed at the scene.
During interrogation, he mentioned and led detectives to arrest his partner in crime, one Kingsley Asuquo. Interestingly, both suspects are staff of Strongcity Security Services attached to the victim. They claimed the victim does not pay their salary as at when due, hence they planned with others at large to rob him.
They succeeded in dispossessing the victim of a bag containing laptop computer, cash sum of forty thousand Naira (N40,000.00), three cheque booklets, one iPhone-6. All these items were recovered from the thieves in the course of investigation”, Oti said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Imohimi Edgal, has directed the head of the Command’s Intelligence Unit to fish out the suspects at large for prosecution.