Lagos police nab three traffic robbers, intensify security network

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The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested three suspected traffic robbers around Agidingbi, Ikeja area of Lagos.

The suspects, Damola Ajewole, Omotosho Seyi, and Olanrewaju Sunday, were said to have been arrested on Tuesday December 22, at about 11.30pm, during an undercover operation by the Rapid Response Squad.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the suspects, on sighting the RRS operatives, took to their heels but were given a hot chase before they were eventually arrested.

He explained that during preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been terrorising and responsible for some traffic robberies and other crimes at Isheri, Ojodu, Berger, Motorways, Agidingbi, Ketu, Alapere and Ogudu.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspected armed robbers be handed over to the State CID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

Adejobi added that in order to further secure Ikorodu and it’s environs from hoodlums and other criminal elements, he said the CP had deployed a network of security arms from different units to the areas.

He said, “Following the speculations or threats of robbery attacks on the residents of Ikorodu, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the commander RRS, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and other operational units, including Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau, CP Monitring Unit, to relocate to Ikorudu.

“The operation also involves the Area Commander, Area N, Ijede and all the Divisional Police Officers and their operatives in Ikorodu.”

While felicitating with Lagosians on Christmas celebration, Odumosu has appealed to the general public to abide by the laws of the land and observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during and beyond the seasons.

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