The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested four notorious traffic robbers around Abiola Garden area of Ojota in Lagos.
Those arrested are: Adewale Ismaila, 30; Chinedu Okafor 26; Tote Victor, 19; and Abdulahi Olalere, 20, also known as ‘Orobo’.
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The Commander of RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the four traffic robbers were arrested by the surveillance team of the agency at the early hours of Thursday.
The surveillance team, according to Egbeyemi, was deployed to monitor the Ikorodu road axis in reaction to a series of complaints of early morning robbery attacks by motorists including residents around Owode Onirin, Mile 12, Ketu down to Ojota axis.
On how they were arrested, the RRS Commander said, “Our surveillance team pretended as if their vehicle had a mechanical problem at about 6:30am beside Abiola Garden, and within five minutes, these criminals came out with weapons demanding their wallets and other valuables before they were all apprehended.”
According to a statement by the RRS Head of Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq; one of the arrested traffic robbers, Abdulahi Olalere, confessed to belong to a robbery gang that specialises in attacking and robbing innocent motorists of their belongings in the early hours along Ikorodu road.
A further investigation revealed that Olalere was recently released from one of the correctional centres where he served six months jail term for the same robbery incidents last year.