Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, during a parade of the dog at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, explained that two robbery suspects, Odunade Olajide and Adeniyi Adisa, would use the Alsatian dog to aid their robbery operations by sending the attack dog after their victims, causing them to panic and give up their belongings. After the robbery, all three suspects will use a motorcycle as a get-away vehicle .
He said the men, however, ran out of luck while attempting to rob a lady of her valuables in Ladipo, as the victim raised the alarm and the suspects were apprehended by the police.
Imohimi noted that their operational motorcycle was also recovered.
He said, “On September 5, 2017, two local criminals, who specialised in robbing people by sending a dog to attack them, were arrested. The suspects would command the Alsatian dog to attack a victim.
The dog, in response to the command, would pounce on the person. Gripped with fear, the person would hand over all his belonging to the gang.” The CP explained that detectives had been on the trail of the suspects, but luck ran out on them last Thursday when they were arrested.
The allegations has completely been denied by the suspects,saying they had only gone to buy dog feed when the woman raised a false alarm.
Olajide said the woman eventually found her phone where she kept it, adding that by then it was late as SARS operatives had arrested them.