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Police Arrest 5 Street Robbers in Lagos as Governor Ambode Shifts Focus on Security

Police Arrest 5 Street Robbers in Lagos as Governor Ambode Shifts Focus on Security


Policemen attached to the Lagos State Rapid Response squad, RRS, have arrested five suspected road traffic robbers over the weekend, according to the department.

Police statement said the five individuals were nabbed while attacking a woman in the city. They were identified as Salami Sodiq, Raji Kazeem, Ajala Lateef, Ikechukwu Ukueje and Bashiru Adeyemi.

In his confessional statement, Lateef reportedly told police that, “I know Taiye 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 pretend as passengers to rob people,” the 16-year-old added.

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 police have been charged by the Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, to free the state of all forms of crime,” Disu said, vowing to bring all perpetrators to book.

The development is coming few days after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said he met with the Commissioner for Police and promised Lagos residents that he’s working hard to curb criminal activities in the state.