A team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos has nabbed two ex-convicts and traffic robbers for robbing motorists stuck in traffic of their belongings at Oshodi and Berger.
The suspects are: Tunde Olaiya, 26, and Tokunbo Omotola both arrested at Oshodi-Oke and Ojodu-Berger roads on Monday July 6 this year.
According to the police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, the suspects had allegedly strangulated a motorist held in traffic light and stole his iPhone X.
He adds, “The duo, while returning to Oshodi to hand over the phone to their buyer, were intercepted by Rapid Response Squad (RRS) bikers, who suspected them to be traffic robbers.”
On search, the PRO noted that one pass-worded iPhone X was recovered from Olaiya’s pocket. “While his colleague escaped from the scene, Olaiya couldn’t explain where he got the phone. This prompted the officers to transfer him to RRS Headquarters, where he confessed to have collected the phone from a motorist in traffic”.
Other items recovered from the suspect include powdery substance used in traffic robbery to break glasses of vehicles.
Omotola, who is equally an ex-convict, confessed to the police that apart from robbing at night, he pickpockets during the day, adding that his robbery points were 7Up, Ojodu Berger; Kara Bridge, Oshodi, Mile 12 and Ojota Bridge.
“Both suspects confessed to have been in the business since 2017. They said once the phones are collected, they remove the SIMs and sell them at N2000 each and sell the phones separately,” Elkana said.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has assured the public that the suspects would be charged to court.Follow us on social media