The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 13 suspected robbers who are notorious for attacking motorists in gridlock.
The Commander, Rapid Response Squad, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, disclosed the arrest while briefing the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
He said that some of the robbers were arrested in their hideouts around Motorways, Old Toll Gate and Olusosun Dumpsite, in the Ojota area of the state, while smoking Indian hemp, in preparation of an operation.
Egbeyemi stated that some victims who were dispossessed of valuables and residents of the areas identified the suspects as those terrorising motorists along the route.
The suspects were: Akeredola Taiwo, 33; Oriyomi Solola, 28; Olanrewaju Sikiru, 25; Hakeem Ridwan, 22; Joseph Ovie, 33; Muhammadu Aminu, 32; Monday Nweke, 25; Emmanuel Anthony, 24; Onyeka Muoghara, 40; Salaudeen Rilwan, 32; Kayode Dele, 31; Silas Manner, 27 and Favour Elijah, 26.
The command boss who had deployed men of the RRS and other operational units to strategic places across the state to checkmate traffic robberies, said the war against it was total.
He emphasised on the need to adopt various anti-crime strategies in combating the menace but was quick to add that such strategies must not jeopardise the security network of the state.
He therefore ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba for proper investigation and prosecution, assuring Lagosians of the command’s relentless efforts in eradicating traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in the State.Follow us on social media