Notorious robbery kingpin arrested at Mile 2, Lagos

A notorious traffic robber has been arrested at the Mile 2 area of Lagos.

Timothy Ojomandu

It was the end of the road for a notorious armed robbery kingpin, Timothy Ojomandu, who was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Police Command, at the Mile 2 area of the state.

Ojomandu, an indigene of Isseke Local Government Area in Anambra State,  described by the police as a dangerous criminal, was said to be a member of a three-man gang that  attack and rob motorist in traffic around the Mile 2 and environs.

The suspect was caught while in action by the team of policemen who responded to a distress call made by the driver of a truck who had been robbed and dispossessed of cartons of cell battery from the truck which was fully loaded with hundreds of the cartons.

The suspect, who confessed to the crime, said he was recruited into the group about two months ago.

“Our robbery gang was in the habit of stealing handsets and other valuables from pedestrians and motorists during the peak period of traffic congestion along the area.

I was a bus conductor before , our gang leader, introduced me to the act of theft. On the fateful day, I, Victor and Richard went to Mile 2, looking for our would-be victims.

On getting to the spot, we saw one truck fully loaded with cell batteries heading towards Ijora, and it was held up in the traffic.

I now got the opportunity to enter inside the truck from behind. I succeeded in removing one carton of the battery and passed it to my partner walking beside me, and in the process to pass another one, the driver showed up and held me tight by my trousers before he handed me over to the Police but my other colleagues were able to run away with one carton of the battery,” he confessed.

The suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, for further investigation.

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