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Police arrest 127 traffic robbery suspects, pledge to combat crime

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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 127 suspected traffic robbers within the last three months in various parts of the state.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, said the suspects were picked at various spots in the state.

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He promised that robberies in traffic would soon fizzle out and become a history in the state as the state police command had deployed human and material resources to tackle the menace headlong.

The police boss added that fight against the menace would be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the Lagos State Government.

Odumosu also ordered the commencement of combat training and range practice for police personnel and also training of police operatives attached to the newly formed Anti-Traffic Robbery Squad to tackle robbery in traffic in the state.

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Meanwhile, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have nabbed two notorious suspected robbers along Ikorodu Road, Lagos.

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects, Tunde Ramoni and Adepoju Samuel, who hail from Oyo State, were arrested at Ojota, while Adepoju was caught while robbing a motorist with an unregistered motorcycle around Tipper area, Ketu, Lagos State.

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During the investigation, it was revealed that Tunde Ramoni was once arrested with a gang of pickpockets in 2019 and was sentenced to six-month imprisonment.

Another suspect, Ibrahim Abiodun, was also arrested with two locally-made pistols with two live cartridges, assorted charms and weeds at Agbomalu, Apapa, on Wednesday.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

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