Police arrest two men for ‘robbing Baskemouth at gunpoint’

The police have arrested two suspects in connection with a robbery attack on popular comedian Basketmouth, at his Lekki home on September 7.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Lagos Police Command, Dolapo Badmos, on Friday reads: “On 16th November 2016, the command arrested one Chimezie Joseph while carrying out armed robbery operation at Ilasa Maja area of the State. His arrest led to the arrest of another gang member Chibuzor who further investigation revealed is the leader of the gang that attacked the comedian. Items recovered from the suspects are one Beretta pistol, two locally made pistol, two AK 47 rifles loaded with ammunitions, 12 live cartridges, 2 iron cutters, master keys, 1 Mercedes 4matic Benz jeep.


“The Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni while parading the suspects , states that the Command will continue to be on the trail of criminals within the state , as he warns them to eschew criminality or relocate from Lagos. He further reassures the residents of the state that their safety is guaranteed during this festive period.

“The suspects Chimezie Joseph and Chibuzor Ugwu will soon be charged to court.”

The 38-year-old comedian was yet to comment on the arrest as at the time of filing this report.