Opinion

Dismissed Soldier, one other in Police Net for Traffic Robbery

The men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a dismissed soldier for traffic robbery in the Ogudu area of the state.

Lucky ran out of the dismissed soldier, Johnson Godday, who still parades himself a one when he attempted to rob a co-passenger in a tricycle on Sunday at about 10 pm.

His would have been a victim, Onyebuchi Nwanga, after suspecting that his phone is missing and noticed the man picking his pocket raised the alarm, alas, Godday denied any involvement but with the immediate intervention of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who raced to the occasion got him arrested and search his bag. The RRS were able to recover the phones from his bag after a thorough search.

Given account of the story, the Lagos state police public relations officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday 21/2/21 at about 22:51 arrested one Johnson Godday,m, in the Nigerian Army Uniform, for attacking and robbing some commuters in Ogudu Area of Lagos State.

One Onyebuchi Nwanga, while alighting from a tricycle with his friends at Emmanuel street junction, they suddenly noticed two men, on a motorcycle, in military uniform, who attacked them and snatched his Infinix smart 5 phones.

He further stated that when they raised an alarm, the policemen attached to Ogudu Division on duty around the scene came to their rescue and arrested the suspect in Army uniform while the other, also in the Nigerian Army uniform, escaped with the motorcyclist. The snatched phone was immediately recovered from the suspect.

In the course of police investigation, Johnson Godday, from Edo State, confessed that he was attached to NA 149 Batallion, Ojo, Lagos before he was dismissed from the Nigerian Army.”

In another development, one pickpocket who was arrested by the men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), has disclosed that he has stolen over 240 mobile phones from Lagos commuters.

The pickpocket, Ayomide Sikiru, 27, a resident of Akala, Mushin, was arrested around 10:00 p.m. after he successfully picked a Tecno Camon 12 from the hand bag of an elderly woman when she was trying to board a commercial bus to Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.

The suspect, after stealing the phone, tried to alight from the bus but was restrained by a passenger who challenged him to return the phone he stole. He denied stealing any phone until RRS officers stationed at Iyana Oworo searched and recovered the phone along with an iPhone 7 and another mobile phone from his bag. The owners of the phones had been contacted immediately.

Sikiru disclosed that he has been in the business of pickpocketing for a year and two months after learning the illegal “business” in 15 days from one Sakiru. He also confessed that he operates only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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