The Lagos state police command has arrested one Johnson Godday in Army uniform for allegedly attacking and robbing some commuters in the ogudu area of the state.
Explaining further, the state police public relation officer csp Olumuyiwa Adejobi said one Onyebuchi Nwanga of No 24 Bayo Oshinowo street, Ogudu reported that on Sunday 21st February 2021, while alighting from a tricycle with his friend at Emmanuel street junction, they suddenly noticed two men, on motorcycles, in military uniform who attacked them and snatched his infinix smart 5 phones.
The PPRO said this was how they quickly raised an alarm, the policemen attached to ogudu Division on duty around the scene came to their rescue and arrested the suspect in Army uniform while the other also in Nigeria Army uniform escaped with the motorcyclist, adding that the snatched phone was immediately recovered from the suspect.
In the curse of investigation, Johnson Godday who hail from edo state confessed that he was attached to Nigeria Army 149 battalion, Ojo Lagos before he was dismissed from the Army.
In other related developments, one pickpocket was equally arrested by men of the rapid response squad (RRS) whose name is identified as Ayomide Sikiru (27) with a resident at Alaka Mushin.
Urban Express-News gather the suspect (Ayomide Sikiru) has stolen over 240 mobile phones from Lagos commuters.
The statement put further that the suspect (Ayomide Sikiru) was arrested at about 10.00 pm after he successfully picked a techno 12 phone from the handbag of older women when she was trying to board a commercial bus to ojudu Berger.
Adejobi said the suspect, after stealing the phone tried to alight from the bus but was restrained by a passenger who challenged him to return the phone he stole as he denied stealing any phone until Police Rapid response squad officers stationed at Iyana oworo searched and recovered the phone along with an iphone7 and another mobile phone had been contacted immediately.
Sikiru disclosed that he has been in the business of pickpocketing for a year and two months after learning the illegal business in 15 days from one sikiru, making a further confession that he operates only on Thursdays Fridays Saturdays.
Meanwhile, in compliance with the order of the commissioner of police on enforcement of curfew and covid-19 protocols, operatives have impounded nine vehicles in Agege.
The impounded vehicle includes six danfo, a Toyota Hilux Honda Accord and a Ford pickup.
The commissioner of police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the cases to be transferred to the state criminal investigation Department, panti yaba for proper investigation, while the owners of the impounded vehicles are immediately charged to mobile court.