Defence & Security

Traffic robbers arrested in Lagos

By Paul Michael, Defence Editor, Abuja

Lagos Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection to traffic robbery in the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this on Saturday, adding that the suspects were arrested in separate incidents between Magodo Estate and Otedola bridge, Lagos State.

SP Hundeyin gave the name of the suspects as Korede Saheed and Yahaya Faisal. He stated that luck ran against the suspects when their victims quickly reached out to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) officers on patrol in the area.

The PRO further disclosed that a Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 12 were recovered from the suspects.

He said, “Officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two suspected traffic robbers in separate incidents between Magodo Estate and Otedola bridge, Lagos State.

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“One suspect, Korede Saheed (29) was arrested on Thursday night, while the other suspect, Yahaya Faisal (22), was arrested on Friday night.

“Luck ran out on the suspects when their victims quickly reached out to RRS officers on patrol in the area.

“The officers immediately arrested them and recovered one Samsung Galaxy S8 and one iPhone 12 from the suspects.

“Yahaya who was also found with different ATM cards confessed to the police that his gang robbed in traffic between Ojodu-Berger and Otedola Bridge.”

According to him, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, to transfer the suspects and exhibit to the CP’s Special squad for further investigation that would lead to the arrest of other fleeing gang members and their eventual prosecution.

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