As part of efforts by Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command to reduce traffic robbery and crime in the state, the squad has apprehended suspects alleged to be members of robbery syndicate terrorizing commuters and motorists around Bourdillion in Ikoyi.
The suspects Joseph Edem, 24, Jamilu Musa, 29 and Gambo Yunusa ,30, were arrested where they were perfecting plans for the day ‘ s operations .
While confessing to the crime, Jamilu Musa, who hails from Jigawa state, claimed that, although he was not one of the robbers, he knows Joseph Edema as a member of the robbery syndicate operating in the area.
“I and Gambo Yunusa are innocents. We only sell second-hand goods at under bridge before government sent us away from the bridge. In the evening times, we do relax under a tree in the field” .
He continued that “ But every evening, this boy, pointing to Joseph Edema and his gang numbering about 15 usually converge here to meet. Some of them will even come with traveller’s bag and school bags but I don’t know the content. We will just be looking at them from a far place” .
Gambo stressed that they were not among the notorious guys snatching handsets, bags and other valuables from motorists and passers-by in the area, adding that they were just a victim of circumstance.
According to the RRS Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Olatunji Disu, “
Following the complaints from members of public of incessant in-traffic robbery attacks around the axis, our men laid an ambush on them which led to the arrest of the suspect, while others manage
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