Police arrests 5 hoodlums in Lagos state

Five traffic robbers have been arrested by the Lagos state police Rapid Response Squad.

Traffic robbers

Ajala Lateef 16, Salami Sodiq, 15, Raji Kazeem, 19, Bashiru Adeyemi, 19, and Ikechukwu Ukueje, 15, were apprehended on Wednesday, October 28th.

However, their ring leader, Taiye, managed to escape being caught while snatching a victim, Mrs. Okechukwu’s, bag and mobile phone while she was boarding a bus.

Ajala Lateef, one of the arrested thieves, admitted this during his confession.

"I know very well, he sleeps in Oko-Mola at Oshodi Under Bridge. I have seen him in different occasions dispossessing passers-by in Oshodi of their bags, phones and other belongings. Most times, we pretended as passengers to rob people."

The commander of the RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police , ACP Olatunji Disu, spoke on the arrest and the team's commitment to keeping Lagos safe.

"The Police would not leave any stone unturned in fighting crime in the state. We will continue to work round the clock to make Lagos a haven for those with legitimate businesses. The commander said that the police has been charged by the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, to rid the state of all forms of crime".


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