In Lagos Police arrest 3 teenagers over alleged robbery

According the statement, the gang is specialised in snatching valuables from people, using motorcycles.

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Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

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The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) under the Lagos State Police Command said on Sunday that it arrested three teenage robbery suspects on Friday in the Ajegunle area of the state.

This is contained in a statement by the Police/Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Oladapo Badmus.

According the statement, the gang is specialised in snatching valuables from people, using motorcycles.

It said that a 19-year-old Beninese national named Daniel Dali, was a member of the gang.

``They were arrested on Friday at about 10:48 p.m. in Ajegunle by the surveillance team of RRS on regular patrol of the area.

``Dali, a commercial motorcyclist from Cotonou, Republic of Benin and a 17-year-old were reported to have snatched a handbag from an unknown lady.

``Unknown to them, the bag contained two wraps of ``fufu” and stew.

``Their victim shouted for help, which prompted the RRS team to pursue the duo.

``The 17-year-old was, however, arrested, while Dali escaped.

The RRS team immediately mobilised a decoy team of intelligence personnel who combed the area throughout the night, before Dali was subsequently arrested.’’

The statement said investigations had so far revealed that the suspects had taken part in many robberies in Boundary, Mile 2, New Roundabout, Wilmer and Ajegunle.

``The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba for further investigation.’’

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