Crime

Lagos Police Arrest Six Over Robbery

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested six suspected traffic robbery kingpins at different locations in the State.

The operational squad led by the Commander of the RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, nabbed the 6 traffic robbery kingpins around Iddo Bridge, Ijora Olopa, Ojota and Ketu areas.

While briefing the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on the operation, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi confirmed the arrest and also said a toy gun was recovered from one of the suspects.

The suspects Toheeb Isiaka, who was caught with a toy gun confessed that he had snatched more than twenty phones from innocent motorists in the last 2 weeks at different spots in the area.

He also confessed that once he pulled out his toy gun, motorists became jittery and immediately surrendered their valuables including phones, wallets, and jewelry, willingly without any resistance or confrontation.

In another development, the newly appointed DPO Festac, CSP Femi Iwasokun, has burst a robbery syndicate at Aboju Roundabout of Festac and recovered one locally-made pistol from them.

The Anti Crime Squad despatched by the Divisional Police Officer, while on patrol, intercepted some suspected armed robbers on a motorcycle around Aboju Round About, along Badagry Expressway, Lagos State.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation, while he directed that the fleeing suspected members of the armed robbery syndicate and traffic robbers in many parts of the state be tracked and arrested.


Abisola Oluremi

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