RRS smashes 3 in-traffic robbery kingpins in Lagos


As part of the efforts of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to rid the state of heinous activities of hoodlums and armed robbers, the, the Rapid Response Squad, (RRS), has apprehended three armed robbery suspects.

Two of the suspected armed robbers were arrested at about 10.50pm on Friday night around the National Art Theatre, in Iganmu area of the the state.

The RRS mobile teams were informed by unknown victims in two separate cars that armed robbers had attacked and robbed them at Ijora – Olopa, and the teams moved swiftly to the crime scene, where the suspects were nabbed

The two suspects Murtala Saka, 22, and Bashiru Muibi, 26 years have been charged to court with immediate effect

In the same vein, the mobile team of the Rapid Response Squad in the state, has also recorded another achievement through the arrest of a member of notorious syndicate whose gang allegedly terrorised the Mile 2 area of the metropolis.

The suspect who was sighted attacking his victim , after breaking one of the glasses at the side of his vehicle, while in traffic was arrested on July 28th, 2015.

The suspect, Ugochukwu Otuneme, 33, is a member of In-Traffic robbery syndicate which specializes in snatching and robbing innocent residents of their belongings during peak of traffic grid-lock around the Mile 2 area in the state.

Ugochukwu confessed to the crime and added that he perpetrated the crimes with a member of his gang , who is now at large.

“I came to Lagos in 2010. Before I joined this robbery gang, I was a bus conductor where I met one of the gang members who introduced me to his colleagues in the robbery. It was devil who pushed me into this act “, he confessed.

The Commander of RRS in the state, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Olatunji Disu, however, advised drivers to be vigilant in the middle of traffic, urging them to always wind up their car glasses.

He added that residents should be courageous enough to report any suspicious movement and criminalities in their neighbourhood to the police, promising that necessary actions will be embarked upon by the police who are already at every part of Lagos state.

The strides by the team of RRS to free Lagos State from criminal activities by men of underworld is in tandem with the commitment of the commissioner of police Fatai Owoseni to make the state safe for all and sundry.

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