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Police arrest five traffic robbers


Rapid Response Squad

Rapid Response Squad

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested five robbery suspects in different parts of the metropolis.

The suspects were apprehended during a special raid by the RRS operatives on robbers who were attacking and dispossessing members of the public of their valuables in traffic.

The suspects, Oyeleke Abdullah (24); Olajide Dipo (17); Saheed Alayande (17); Azeez Yusuph (21) and Oyeniwa Wasiu (18) were nabbed in Victoria Island, Ojodu Berger, Oshodi, Obalende and Ilubirin areas of the state.

Sources at the RRS headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja disclosed that some operatives of the RRS’s Decoy Team, in arresting one of the suspects, Azeez Yusuph, pretended to have had a broken-down car under the Ilubirin Bridge around 4:23a.m.

“It was very early in the morning when an undercover policeman pretended as if his vehicle broke down on the bridge while some of his colleagues hid somewhere to ambush the robbers who would come and harass the lone occupant of the vehicle. The suspect showed up few minutes later trying to collect handset and money from him, that was when we arrested the suspect,” the source said.

Abdullahi confessed to interrogators, saying: “I was trying to make ends meet by snatching valuables of stranded drivers on the bridge. I sleep under the bridge along with my colleagues.”

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