Operatives attached to the Surulere Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Peter Arinola at Empire Area, Surulere, with an English pistol while he was negotiating and harassing a prostitute for sex.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the suspect intended to use the pistol to intimidate the lady to agree to his terms and the amount he wanted to pay, but the lady insisted on certain amount of money.
“Peter brought out the pistol and wanted to force the lady to sex. The lady raised alarm and Peter was overpowered and arrested by the people around the brothel.
“The police swung into action and further investigation revealed that the suspect used to assist an armed robber (name withheld) to keep the pistol for operations.
“The police later recovered five rounds of ammunition in the room of the lady during the course of their investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered that the owner of the pistol and suspected armed robber, who is at large, be apprehended by all means and brought to book.”