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Residents lead police to arrest 13 traffic robbers, drugs’ dealers


Stanley Ihedigbo


Operatives of  Lagos State Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS), has arrested 13 traffic robbers and  drugs’  dealers with help of residents.

The suspects are: Akeredola Taiwo, 33; Oriyomi Solola, 28;  Olanrewaju Sikiru,25; Hakeem Ridwan, 22;  Joseph Ovie, 33;  Muhammadu Aminu, 32;  and  Monday Nweke, 35.

Also,  Emmanuel Anthony,24; Onyeka Muoghara, 40;  Salaudeen Rilwan,32;  Kayode Dele, 31;  Silas Manner,27 and Favour Elijah, 26.

Comnander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the arrest of  suspected traffic robbers on Wednesday 13th January, 2021 while lurking around Motorways, Old Toll-Gate and Olusosun Dump site, Ojota, Lagos.

He added that some of the suspects were caught red-handed while taking drugs in their hideouts around the corridor; and they were actually fingered and recognised by the residents and eye witnesses to have been involved in some of the previous traffic robberies and other crimes being perpetrated in the areas.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

CP  however assured the general public of the comnand’s relentless efforts in eradicating traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in Lagos State.

Odumosu, has again reiterated the command’s commitment to eradicate traffic robber in Lagos State.

He emphasised on the need to adopt various anti crime strategies in combating the menase which must not be allowed to jeopardise the security network of the state.

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