Crime assumed a new face in Lagos after operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the State Police Command arrested an Alsatian dog named Bullet, for alleged robbery around Ladipo, Oshodi area.
Accomplices of the dog, Odunade Olajide and Adeniyi Adisa, were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday.
Imohini explained that the suspects’ plan was that the targets would surrender their belongings in fear as the dog attacked, Punch writes.
“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,” he said.
According to the CP, men of his command had been on the trail of the suspects, but luck ran out on them last Thursday when they were arrested in the process of working on a woman.
The suspects, meanwhile, denied the allegations, saying they had only gone to buy dog feed when the woman raised a false alarm.
Making their case, Olajide said the woman found her phone where she kept it, but it was already too late as SARS operatives had arrested them.
Imohimi said the men would be charged to court at the end of investigations.