The police in Lagos state has arrested a suspected robber and serial killer, Sunday Ukpe, who escaped with gunshot wounds and undergoing treatment in a hospital.
Ukpe, 33, fled to the state after sustaining gunshot injuries in Akwa Ibom state during an operation.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the state police command had launched a manhunt for him.
The suspect who was said to be on the list of suspected criminals terrorising Akwa Ibom was apprehended on Monday by operatives from the Ajangbadi division while he was treating himself at an undisclosed hospital in Orisha Imude in Ajangbadi area of the state.
He was eventually arrested while applying medication on the injuries which also affected his private parts.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspect had confessed to the crime.
She said, “Ukpe is a wanted armed robbery suspect and kidnapper who escaped from Akwa Ibom State with gunshot injuries.
“He was arrested at Orisha Imude, Ajangbadi, while he was applying native medication on his private parts. He confessed to have been shot in Akwa Ibom State.
“Due to the critical nature of the gunshot, which damaged part of his testis, he was taken to a private hospital.
“Investigation was extended to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command and it was confirmed that the suspect is a serial killer and armed robber who has been on the wanted list of the state SARS.
“Effort is ongoing to hand him over to the command for discreet investigation,” Badmos, a Superintendent of Police said, adding that the command would continue to clamp down on criminals.