Sanwo-Olu apprehends machete-wielding suspected traffic robbers


The war against criminality in Lagos State took a new dimension as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic.

The gang met their waterloo Monday morning while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa in Ikeja area of Lagos.

Help however came the way of the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu’s convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle.

The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.

Recall that Sanwo-Olu while handing over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund  to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for the use of Lagos Police Command, on Thursday June 10, said there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state.

He stated after his security personnel arrested the three machete-wielding criminals that the exercise was a warning to other criminal elements and prospective traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no hiding place for criminality in Lagos State.

Also on Monday, the Strike Squad of the Lagos State Taskforce carried out massive raid on motorcycle (okada) riders at second rainbow and Toyota Bus Stop along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

During the raid, which lasted for some hours, a total of 105 motorcycles were impounded. Prior to Monday’s raid, a total of 201 motorcycles were impounded last week.




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