13 Traffic Robbers Arrested In Fresh Operation In Lagos

Posted on January 15, 2021

LUCKY LAWAL

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has again reiterated the Command’s commitment to eradicate traffic robber in Lagos State.

The Police boss made the assertion on Thursday 14th January, 2021, at the Command’s Headquarters, Ikeja, while addressing officers and men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other operational units, who are deployed at strategic places across the state to fight traffic robbery. He emphasised on the need to adopt various anti crime strategies in combating the menace, which must not be allowed to jeopardise the security network of the state.

In his brief to the Command, the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the arrest of additional thirteen (13) suspected traffic robbers by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Wednesday 13th January, 2021 while lurking around Motorways, Old Toll-Gate and Olusosun Dump site, Ojota, Lagos.
 The suspects were 33-year old Akeredola Taiwo, 28-year old Oriyomi Solola, 25-year old Olanrewaju Sikiru, 22-year old Hakeem Ridwan, 33-year old Joseph Ovie, 32-year old Muhammadu Aminu, 35-year old Monday Nweke, 24-year old Emmanuel Anthony, 40-year old Onyeka Muoghara, 32-year old Salaudeen Rilwan, 31-year old Kayode Dele, 27-year old Silas Manner and 26-year old Favour Elijah.

 Some of the suspects were caught red-handed while taking drugs in their hideouts around the corridor; and they were actually fingered and recognised by the residents and eye witnesses to have been involved in some of the previous traffic robberies and other crimes being perpetrated in the areas.

The Commissioner of Police has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

CP Hakeem Odumosu however, assured the general public of the Command’s relentless efforts in eradicating traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in the state.

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