Olusegun Ariyo

Operatives of Lagos state police command attached to satellite and Aguda Division of the command have arrested two suspected traffic robbers each at different locations in the state.

A statement made available to Urban Express-News Online through the state Police Public Relation Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said operatives were able to arrest those robbers along  Agboju, Alakija on Lagos  Badagry Expressway on 19th of February 2021 at about 10:35 pm.

He said the two suspects, Solomon Ayuba (26),  and Manasa David (20) were caught in the Act by the police when attacking unsuspecting commuters in the area, while other members of the gangs took to their heals.

The PPRO said police operatives had placed suspected armed robbers under surveillance for some days before they were eventually arrested.

Item recovered include one locally made pistol, some cartridges and two face masks.

In the same vein operatives attached to Aguda Division on 20th  February 2021 at about 1:35 pm also arrested two suspected traffic robbers while attacking and robbing a Toyota Sienna Bus with Registration No. AAA 30 AZ, driven by one Apele Mohammed on Transit at Olatunji Onimole Street By Brown Junction.

Suspects include One Ismaila Abayomi (24),  and Seun Akinbunu (25).

The statement put further that the suspects and others  at large attacked  the bus, broke its side screen and robbed one Atinuke Adisa of her infinix-8 phone

 Meanwhile, command equally picked two suspects with some vandalized rail track belonging to the Nigeria railway corporation on the 20th  of February, 2021 at about 4 pm.

Adejobi stated that the policemen that on routine check stopped the vehicle driven by one victor Akpan (21), along ijora and his accomplice identified as one Adeshina  Folorunso with a resident at No 36 Biefeild at Apapa road and discovered the vandalized rail tracks in the said vehicle.

He said the suspects could not give any satisfactory account of the vandalized item but claimed that they got them from some miscreants.

The commissioner of police, Lagos state, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered that the suspected traffic robbers be taken to state criminal investigation Department, Panti for thorough investigation, adding that the police boss also reaffirm the command’s commitment to continually flush out criminals and hoodlums in the state.   

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