Police arrest 3 alleged Lagos traffic robbers

Police operatives attached to the Ojo Division of the command, on Tuesday arrested three suspected traffic robbers.

The suspects (names withheld), all of Alaba Rago Market, Ojo-Lagos were arrested for attacking innocent commuters in the Ojo area.

The Command’s spokesperson stated that other suspected receivers of stolen items from the traffic robbers (names withheld) were also arrested on April 7, as a follow-up to a police investigation.

“The suspects have confessed to the crime of attacking and dispossessing commuters of their belongings along Ojo-Iba road,” Adejobi said.

He added that during the course of the investigation, one other suspect was arrested.

“He confessed to being a pickpocket that has been picking peoples phones along Iyana Iba, Ojo-Lagos,’’ he said.

The policemen attached to Ojo Division, on April 7, at about 3.30 a.m. in another operation, nabbed three suspected traffic robbers, in conjunction with some members of the Alaba Rago Market, Ojo.

The suspects were arrested with some weapons like knives, cutlasses and broken bottles in their possession.

The command’s spokesman said that the Commissioner of Police has ordered that all the suspects be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

The commissioner warned that the command would leave no stone unturned in getting rid of crimes and criminality in the state.

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