Three suspected robbers who have been terrorising passers-by, broken
down vehicle owners, passengers and other road users around Otedola
Bridge in Lagos have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid
Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command just as they
recovered two master keys from them.
(41), were arrested after they dragged their victim from the Expressway
into the bush and dispossessed him of all his belonging.
on his way to Apapa from Borno State to meet his brother. According to
“I alighted at Ojodu-Berger to walk from the Bus Stop to Ojota. As I
walked down the road towards the bridge (Otedola), I heard somebody
called out from the bush, Aboki! Aboki!!, zo mana (come). I ignored the
call because I didn’t know them. Before now, I have been warned to mind
my business when in Lagos. As i continued on my journey, the two of them
(pointing to Chima and Adamu) ran after me, dragged me with my trousers
into the bush; beat me several times before searching my pockets and
luggage. They took N3, 000 from me…. After collecting my money, one of
them (pointing to Hassan Adamu) threatened me that he was a Lagos State
Government official and that if I ever come back there, they would
arrest me and send me back to my village…. They then released me to go.
As I descended the slope towards the bridge, I spotted an RRS vehicle. I
went to the officers, narrated all that happened to me. At their
office, three teams of officers were drafted to comb the Bush properly.
It was in the process that they arrested the other two that dragged me
from the road into the bush before collecting my money.”
for the robbers terrorising people during traffic congestion in that
area. It was further learnt that more than four people have been
arrested for robbing road users while two additional cases of robbery
linked to the suspects have been reported to RRS’s operatives.
recovered, stated that he found the keys on the ground, adding that he
was looking for a place to put it for people to see. It was revealed
that the key, when tested opened the doors of 2 Toyota Camry, Toyota
Corolla and one Honda (End of Discussion). He confessed that they
dragged Musa into the bush, ransacked him and collected his N3,000.
“My friends and I sleep in the shed in the bush beside the
expressway. What we do is to assist people on the highway,” he added.
Confirming the arrest, the State Police Public Relations Officer,
Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmos, stated that the police are
keeping an eagle eye on all the black spots in the state particularly as
the year draws to an end.