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RRS nabs three traffic robbers

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Three suspected robbers operating in Ogun Long Bridge, Isheri, Ojodu-Berger and Agidingbi, Ikeja were yesterday arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) with two android phones, which they had robbed, recovered from them.

The suspects, Issa Jidda, 15, Alli Jumah, 19, and Adamu Mohammed, 22, were arrested at about 8:46p.m. around Olowopopo Way, Ikeja after robbing two ladies in Agidingbi, Ikeja and Isheri.

According to one of the suspects, Issa Jidda, the gang had been operating in Ogun Long Bridge, Isheri, Unilag Estate, Gateway Estate, Ojodu – Berger, Fela Shrine and Agidingbi since May, 2019.

“We have been operating since last month. I was invited to join the gang by Adamu. He is the leader of the gang. I have gone out on robberies with them seven times.  Our targets are mobile phones, wallet and jewelry,” he stated.

“We also rob in traffic, especially Long Bridge. We avoid operating in Kara because we live there. Our colleagues might see us. We sell the phones and share the money. The motorcycle that we use is owned by Alli. The three of us operate on it using a knife and dagger as our arms”, the primary school dropout added.

The trio were arrested by RRS patrol team after it responded to a distress call that some robbers on bike were operating in Agidingbi. The officers trailed the robbers to Olowopopo Way, where a motorist who got a hint that the suspects were being chased hit their okada to prevent them from escaping into the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

The owners of the two android phones snatched in Gateway Estate, Isheri and Agidingbi, identified the suspects. They have been transferred to SARS today for further investigation


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