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Lagos Police Vows Eradication of Traffic Robbery, Arrests 13 Suspects

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has reiterated the command’s commitment to eradicate traffic robber in Lagos State.

Odumosu said every means within the law would be explored at ensuring end to traffic robbery in the state.

The police boss speaking on Thursday 14th January, 2021 at the Command Headquarters Ikeja while addressing officers and men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other operational units who are deployed at strategic places across the state to fight traffic robbery, said every stone will be turned in the fight against robbery and other crimes in the state.

Odumosu while speaking to his subordinates emphasised the need to adopt various anti-crime strategies in combating the menace which must not be allowed to jeopardise the security network of the state.

In his brief to the command, the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the arrest of additional thirteen (13) suspected traffic robbers by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Wednesday 13th January, 2021 while lurking around Motorways, Old Toll-Gate and Olusosun Dumpsite, Ojota, Lagos.
 
He said, “The suspects are: Akeredola Taiwo,m, (33), Oriyomi Solola,m, (28), Olanrewaju Sikiru, m, (25), Hakeem Ridwan, m, (22), Joseph Ovie,m, (33), Muhammadu Aminu,m, (32), Monday Nweke,m, (35), Emmanuel Anthony,m, (24), Onyeka Muoghara,m, (40), Salaudeen Rilwan,m, (32), Kayode Dele,m, (31), Silas Manner,m,(27) and Favour Elijah,m, (26).
 
Some of the suspects were caught while taking drugs in their hideouts around the corridor, and they were fingered and recognised by the residents and eyewitnesses to have been involved in some of the previous traffic robberies and other crimes being perpetrated in the areas.”

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

The Commissioner of Police assured the general public of the command’s relentless efforts in eradicating traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in Lagos State at all times.

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