Police arrests 3 traffic robbers

Three traffic robbers have been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command.

Traffic robbers

After months of attacking motorists trapped in traffic around the Ikoyi area of Lagos state, three culprits have been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad(RRS), Lagos State Police Command.

According to the Vanguard, the traffic robbers, 24-year-old Joseph, 29-year-old Jamilu and 30-year-old Gambo, were reportedly arrested in their hideout around Bourdillon, as they were getting ready to go on another robbery spree.

However, two of the suspects, Jamilu from Jigawa State, and Gambo, are claiming to be innocent.

According to Jamilu, they are not part of the gang and only Joseph is.

" and I are innocent. We were relaxing under a tree in the field when we were arrested. We were selling second-hand goods under the bridge before government sent us away. Since then, we have been staying under the tree. We are not members of the gang that attack people in traffic. But Joseph is. They are 15 in number. He usually leaves every evening with members of his gang. The field is their meeting place. When they come back from any operation, they would bring travelling bags, school bags, telephones and other items stolen from their victims. and I never partook in the operation or sharing of loot.”

The RRS Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olatunji Disu, spoke on the arrest.

"These suspects were arrested following complaints from members of the public on incessant in-traffic robbery attacks around the axis. Our men laid an ambush, which led to the arrest of 24-year-old Joseph, 29-year-old Jamilu and 30-year-old Gambo. Others manage to escape the dragnet of the Police. When the policemen combed the area, different weapons were recovered from.”

Weapons recovered included four cutlasses, axes and iron rods, all used in breaking the windscreens/side windows of victims' cars.


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