A young man, Peter Ariniola, who reporteely assaulted a commercial sex worker with a gun over the high cost of her service, has been arrested by policemen at the Surulere Police Division of Lagos State.
Ariniola reportedly visited the brothel around Empire area of Surulere, over the weekend but had, while negotiating a price, harassed the young lady with a weapons believed to be an English Pistol.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Ariniola, a suspected cultists, also acts as an armourer for a notorious armed robbery suspect.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
According to Adejobi, “The suspect was arrested while he was negotiating and harassing one lady ‘prostitute’ for sex.
“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 a certain amount.
“Peter Ariniola brought out the pistol and wanted to force the lady to sex. The lady raised alarm and he 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, ” he said.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the owner of the pistol and the suspected armed robber, who is at large, be apprehended by all means and brought to book.
He said the police commissioner has also assured Lagosians of adequate protection of lives and property, “ CP Hakeem Odumosu has vowed to go after criminals and hoodlums in Lagos State, ” he added.