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Six suspected traffic robbers nabbed in Lagos


six suspected traffic robbers have been arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly dispossessing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables around Iddo Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Ojota and Ketu areas of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the RRS Commander led the operation, adding that a toy gun was recovered from one of the suspects.

He said, “The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, nabbed six notorious traffic robbery kingpins at different locations in Lagos State.

“The operational squad led by the Commander of the RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, nabbed the six traffic robbery kingpins around Iddo Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Ojota and Ketu.

“While briefing the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on the operation, Egbeyemi confirmed the arrest and recovery of a toy gun from one of the suspected traffic robbers, Toheeb Isiaka, on top of the Iddo Bridge.

“Five other traffic robbery kingpins, Tunde Raman, 25; Olamilekan Adeyemi, 20; Segun Sulaiman, 33; Idris Mohammed, 25; and Uche Nwankwo, 25, were apprehended at Ijora Olopa, Ketu and Ojota.

“Toheeb Isiaka, who was caught with a toy gun, confessed that he had snatched more than 20 phones from innocent motorists in the last two weeks at different spots in the area. He also confessed that once he pulled out his toy gun, motorists usually become jittery and immediately surrender their valuables like phones, wallets and jewellery, willingly without any resistance or confrontation.”

In another development, Adejobi stated that barely 24 hours after the newly-appointed Divisional Police Officer of Festac, CSP Femi Iwasokun, assumed office, he bust a robbery syndicate at Agboju roundabout and recovered one locally-made pistol from them.

He said, “The anti-crime squad despatched by the Divisional Police Officer, while on patrol, intercepted some suspected armed robbers on a motorcycle around Agboju roundabout, along the Badagry Expressway, Lagos State, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, around 9am. One Adewale Sadiq, 37, of no fixed address was arrested with a locally-made pistol, while others fled.

“The CP has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation, and directed that the fleeing members of the armed robbery syndicate and traffic robbers in many parts of the state be tracked and arrested.”

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