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Lagos governor, Sanwo-Olu, orders arrest of three traffic robbers



Taskforce impounds 105 motorcycles

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, ordered the arrest of a gang of suspected criminals that specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic.


Some suspected criminals met their waterloo yesterday while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa.

Help, however, came for the motorist as the governor’s convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time trying to forcefully drag him out of the vehicle.
According to a statement, the security personnel attached to the governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.


Sanwo-Olu had while handing over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for the use of Lagos Police Command, on Thursday, June 10, 2021, said there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state.

He said: “We are determined to stabilise the security situation in Lagos State, as our own contribution towards lasting national security.”


Sanwo-Olu stated after the security personnel arrested the three machete-wielding criminals that the exercise was a warning signal to other criminal elements and prospective traffic robbers in Lagos that there is no hiding place for criminality in the state.

ALSO, the Strike Squad of the Lagos State Taskforce carried out a massive raid on motorcycle (okada) riders at Second Rainbow and Toyota Bus Stop along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

During the raid, which lasted for some hours, 105 motorcycles were impounded. Prior to yesterday’s raid, 201 motorcycles were impounded last week.


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