Police arrest suspected traffic robbers in Lagos

The police in Lagos yell they arrested 10 suspected traffic robbers allegedly terrorising the Ikeja region of the suppose on Saturday.

A 42-year-inclined, who allegedly receives the stolen goods from the suspects, changed into once additionally arrested.

Muyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson, said in a assertion on Monday that the suspects had been arrested following a injure name by one in every of the victims.

The suspects allegedly attacked unsuspecting commuters and dispossessed them of their belongings.

“In furtherance of the divulge’s anti crime measures, the police operatives connected to the Strike Team of the Disclose, on 1st Would per chance additionally, 2021, at 2pm, arrested eleven(11) suspected cultists and traffic robbers who had been attacking and dispossessing harmless of us of their belongings at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along, Ikeja-Lagos.

“The operatives who spoke back to a injure name from one in every of the victims (name withheld), raced to the region and arrested a pair of of the suspects in action while others had been arrested at their hideouts spherical Ikeja Along.

“They’ve confessed to the crime. The suspects additionally published that they assault their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses and charms throughout operation,” the police said.

Mr Adejobi, a prime superintendent of police, said throughout police investigation, the suspects published one in every of their receivers, identified as Idris Adam.

He said the 42-year-inclined man changed into once arrested at Alade Market, Lagos.

“A gold necklace of 1 among the victims and a great deal of more than just a few suspected stolen items admire phones, necklaces, watches and so on had been recovered from him,” the police said.

The arrested suspects are Sadiq Masaki, 22; Oladimeji Olatunbosun, 24; Adam Hassan, 21; Tunde Afolayan, 24; Michael Ademola, 22; Olamide Johnson, 20; Abiodun Opeyemi, 22; Oluseyi Agbaje, 21; Daniel Ayomide, 20 and Adebayo Tobi, 21.

The police spokesperson added that diversified victims of the theft operation on Saturday hold been identified.


“The police operatives are currently interrogating the suspects in provide an explanation for to extract extra recordsdata on their mode of operations, membership and accomplices in provide an explanation for to apprehend diversified individuals of the gang and these that conspire with them in committing the dastardly act within the region and across the suppose,” he said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how two suspected traffic robbers had been arrested at Ladipo market, Mushin, in March. The suspects had been in possession of 11 phones and a sum of N139,000.

Suspects arrested with stolen vehicle

In a single other operation, police operatives connected to Festac Division arrested two suspects, Nnonyelu Kelechukwu and Okongi Godspower, allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle.

The police said the suspects had been arrested on April 29 after operatives got intelligence recordsdata.

“Some crew leaders in Festac had instructed the Divisional Police Officer that the suspects wanted to sell one unregistered Lexus 2004 SUV to 1 Anas on the price of (₦1,000,000) a million naira and they suspected that the vehicle must hold been stolen.

“The DPO and his team tracked down and arrested the suspects and the unregistered Lexus SUV changed into once recovered to the region. The suspects hold confessed that they eliminated the vehicle from someplace in Alaba-Rago Home of Lagos Remark,” the police said.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the circumstances be transferred to the Remark Prison Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet Investigation and that that you simply would possibly maybe per chance well mediate of arrest of diversified individuals of the syndicate.

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