The Lagos State Police Command says over 100 armed robbery suspects have been arrested on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway so far this year.
Mr Mohammed Ali, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Lagos State Police Command, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
He spoke in reaction to public complaints about incessant armed robbery on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway.
Ali also debunked the allegation that the police always looked the other way when some military personnel and their wards were involved in robbery on the Badagry expressway, particularly around Ojo area of the road.
Ali said: “It is not possible for anyone to commit crime and the police will look the other way; no matter who you are, you will be arrested if you commit crime.
“No one is above the law; even if you are a uniform person. Over 100 robbers have been arrested on Badagry Expressway this year alone,’’ he said.
On rape cases in Lagos State, Ali said over 60 persons, including some men who slept with their daughters and got them pregnant were arrested and charged to court.
“We don’t waste time on rape cases. Once arrested, there is a special court in Ikeja where the suspects are arraigned immediately.
“Rape is a special offence that needs special attention,’’ he said. (NAN)