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Police arrest four suspected traffic robbers in Lagos

Four suspected traffic robbers have been arrested by the police in the Onireke area along the Badagry Expressway, Lagos state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

Adejobi said the suspects were arrested during a stop-and-search operation conducted by personnel of the Onireke Division.

He stated that two cutlasses, one jack knife, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and five suspected stolen phones, among other exhibits, were found on the suspects, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered that the suspects be handed over to the command’s Special Squad for prosecution.

“The Lagos State Police Command, in furtherance of its commitment to eradicating traffic robbery in the state, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, around 1am, arrested four suspected traffic robbers in front of the Onireke Division, along the Badagry Expressway, Lagos.

“Police operatives attached to the Onireke Division of the command, while on a stop-and-search operation, stopped a motorcycle conveying four passengers.

“The police searched them and recovered two cutlasses, one jack knife, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, two bottles of ICED intoxicant substance (Hehila) and five suspected stolen phones.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible arrest of other members of the gang.

“He further directed the Divisional Police Officer of the area to improve on his anti-crime strategies to go after hoodlums, who are terrorising the area, and eradicate traffic robbery and other forms of criminality in his area of responsibility,” Adejobi said.

“The suspects are Uche Eze, 24; Jamilu Bala, 21; Ernest Bala, 24; and Sheidu Sanni, 23. The suspects are giving useful information to assist the police in their investigation.

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