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  • News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: March 31, 2024

Lagos: Police foil attempt to hijack patrol bike, arrest suspect

Lagos: Police foil attempt to hijack patrol bike, arrest sus

Policemen attached to the Lagos Rapid Response Squad on Sunday, foiled an attempt to hijack their patrol bike in Ikeja.

A 19-year-old suspect, Akinjobi Wahab, was arrested as four accomplices escaped.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Hundeyin stated that the officers were on a patrol in plain clothes when the machete-wielding suspect tried to snatch their patrol bike.

He wrote, “Rapid Response Squad operatives in plain clothes, patrolling on a motorcycle, have arrested a robbery suspect, Akinjobi Wahab, aged 19 while trying to snatch their motorcycle.

“The machete-wielding suspect was arrested at about 4am on Acme Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja in company of four others now at large.

“This is coming on the heels of the emplacement of regular foot and vehicular patrols in the area by the Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, in response to repeated complaints that robbers operate around Agidingbi, Ikeja very early mornings.”

It could be recalled that last week, one Sodiq, said to be a member of a notorious gang of robbers that specialises in snatching motorcycles, was arrested at the Ilesa Garage area of Osogbo, Osun State.

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