The police operatives in Lagos State have arrested four suspected traffic robbers and two vandals in different locations in the state, reports The Gazelle News.com.
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer for the state Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), the suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to Satellite Town and Aguda Divisions of the command. Two suspects were each arrested from different locations in the areas under the jurisdiction of the two divisions.
The Satellite Division arrested two suspected traffic armed robbers along Agboju/Alakija on Lagos/Badagry Expressway on Friday, 19 February, 2021.
The two suspects: Solomon Ayuba, male, 26 and Manase David, male, 20 were caught in the act by the police when they were attacking unsuspecting commuters in the area, while other members of the gang took to their heels.
The police operatives had placed suspected armed robbers under surveillance for some days before they were eventually arrested. Items recovered from them include: one locally-made pistol, some cartridges and two face masks.
“In the same vein, the operatives attached to Aguda Division on Saturday, 20 February, 2021, at about 1.35pm, arrested two suspected traffic robbers while attacking and robbing a Toyota Siena Bus with Reg. No AAA 30 AZ, driven by one Apele Mohammed, male, on transit at Olatunji Onimole Street by Brown Junction.
“The suspects are: Ismail Abayomi, male, 24 and Seun Akinbunu, male, 25.
“The suspects and others at large attacked the bus, broke its side screen and robbed one Atinuke Adisa of her Infinix-8 phone.
“In another development, the operatives attached to the Office of the Area Commander, Area E Festac, arrested two suspects with some vandalised rail tracks belonging to the Nigerian Railway Corporation on Friday, 20 February, 2021, at about 4pm. The policemen that were on routine check stopped the vehicle driven by one Victor Akpan, male, 21, of Ijora, Lagos and his accomplice, one Adesina Folorunsho, male, of No 36, Biefield Apapa road and discovered the vandalised rail tracks in the said vehicle.They could not give any satisfactory account of the vandalised items but claimed that they got them from some miscreants,” the statement said.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered that the suspected traffic robbers be taken to State CID Panti for thorough investigation.
He also ordered the Area Commander, Area E Festac works with his DPOs and intensify efforts to trace the fleeing traffic robbers and carry out thorough investigation on the vandalised rail tracks.
The police boss also reaffirmed the command’s commitment to continually flush out the criminals and hoodlums of Lagos State.