Nigeria Police arrest 10 traffic robbers in Lagos

Nigeria Police arrest 10 traffic robbers in Lagos

The police in Lagos State has arrested ten suspected traffic robbers terrorising motorists in different locations of the state.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesman for the state police command, confirmed the arrest in a statement in Lagos on Monday.

He explained that the suspects were attacking innocent people and dispossessing them of their belongings.

He said the police responded to distress calls from victims and arrested some of the suspects during a robbery, adding that others were arrested at their hideouts.

He informed that Mr Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, had rejigged the command’s security strategies.

“They have confessed to the crime.

“The suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses and charms,“ he said.

Recall that Ketu/Mile 12/Ikorodu Road, Mile 2/Badagry Expressway and Ikeja Along-Iyana-Ipaja/Abule-Egba axis record a high rate of traffic robbery.

These areas are known for heavy vehicular traffic.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had recently promised to rid the state of criminals, particularly traffic robbers.