Police arrests three traffic robbers in Oshodi

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

Traffic robbers

Three traffic robbers, Adekunle Mustapha, 21; Popoola Olumide, 20 and Femi Amusa, 20, have been arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command.

This arrest was made because of their victim, Olasunkanmi Oyelakin.

Oyelakin told the Police how his blackberry phone was stolen during early morning traffic around Bolade, Oshodi.

“I was on my way to Ajah at about 6:30 a.m, I saw pass by the bus I boarded. Unknown to me, he was monitoring me. A few minutes later, I noticed a missed call on my phone, and as I brought out the phone, took the phone from me through the bus window and ran away. Because there was traffic, I made no attempt to struggle with him, but got down from the nearest bus-stop and I began to monitor him. I noticed that he had regrouped with his friends and one of them was telling him to hand over the phone he stole from me. I knew I couldn’t handle the three of them all alone, so I informed the RRS operatives who followed me down to the place where he was arrested."

Mustapha said that he only stole because of frustration.

“I am a bus conductor in Oshodi. I am from Ibadan and a secondary school dropout. I sleep in Ojuwoye, Mushin. I am an ex – convict. I don’t want to go to prison again. Government should please have mercy on me. I was frustrated into traffic robbery. I won’t do it again."

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