Officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested a traffic robbery suspect close to Otedola Bridge, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.
It also announced that it apprehended two others for stealing electrical wire and packs of aluminium frames at separate construction sites in the metropolis.
One of the robbery suspects, Ayobami Peters, aged 18, was arrested near Otedola Bridge when he led some of his gang members to forcefully obtain money from the driver of a broken-down truck descending the slope of Ojodu – Berger into Ojota.
Sources stated that the driver, accompanied by a technician was working on the truck when the gang got to the scene.
The driver and technician, who suffered harassment and were held hostage by the dagger-wielding Ayobami, got a reprieve when patrolling RRS team got to the scene.
While the other members of the gang fled into the bush, the officers seized Abayomi’s arms and dispossessed him of the dagger before handcuffing him.
Ayobami had earlier been arrested by the RRS in August 2021 for traffic robbery around the Mile 12 area of Lagos State.
The two other suspects, Henry Emmanuel, aged 34 and Samuel Agha, aged 28 were arrested in Ketu and Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja respectively with packs of aluminium frames and electrical wires used at different constructions sites, where they were serving as labourers.
Henry and Agha later confessed to having stolen the aluminium packs and wires at the sites they were hired as labourers.
They explained that they were on their way to sell the items when they were arrested by the patrol teams of RRS.
The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Command for further investigations and prosecution.