Six arrested for traffic robbery, vandalism in Lagos

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Deji Lambo

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested six suspected traffic robbers and vandals for allegedly robbing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables and vandalising rail tracks in the Agboju/Alakija and Aguda areas of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Sunday, said some of the suspects took to their heels when police foiled their operations.

The statement read, “The Satellite division arrested two suspected traffic armed robbers along Agboju/Alakija on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on February 19, 2021, around 10.35pm. The two suspects, Solomon Ayuba, 26, and Manase David, 20, were caught in the act by the police when they were attacking commuters in the area, while other members of the gang took to their heels.

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“In the same vein, the operatives attached to the Aguda division on February 20, 2021, around 1.35pm, arrested two suspected traffic robbers while attacking and robbing a Toyota Sienna, with the number plate AAA 30 AZ, driven by one Apele Mohammed, on transit on Olatunji Onimole Street by Brown Junction. The suspects are Ismail Abayomi, 24, and Seun Akinbunu, 25. The suspects and others at large attacked the bus, broke its side screen and robbed one Atinuke Adisa of her Infinix-8 phone.”

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Adejobi said two vandals conveying vandalised rail tracks in a bus were also apprehended by operatives of the Area E Command, who were on a routine stop-and-search operation.

The PPRO stated that the driver, Victor Akpan, and his accomplice, Adesina Folorunsho, could not explain how they got the rail tracks.

He stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the state Criminal Investigation and intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.

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