The residents of Isheri Oshun in the outskirt of Lagos expressed shocked after the police claimed that the three robbers they arrested escaped in the night by removing the station’s ceiling and roof without any interruption from officers on duty.
The suspected notorious criminals were arrested through the assistance of the residents who handed them over to the police.
However, they escaped through the roof in an operation that lasted for several hours. The following morning, the officers discovered that the roof of the cell had been damaged, removed and the suspects had escaped.
The police led by their Divisional Police Officer, one CSP Camelius moved into action and started manhunt for the suspects who were said to be at large.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the police later arrested one Bashiru Rabiu for his alleged involvement in the cell break.
He was charged before Isolo Magistrates court for willful damage and escape from lawful custody under the criminal code.
The suspects denied any involvement and pleaded not guilty.