Beware! Armed robber poses as beggar in Lagos 

CITIZENS COMPASS —Lagos State Police Command has arrested a suspected traffic robber who posed as a beggar in the State. 

The Suspect, simply identified as Ali, was arrested on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, in Ikate, the Lekki area of the state. Spokesperson of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. 

It reads, “A notorious traffic robber, one Ali ‘m’, has been arrested in the Ikate area of Lekki, Lagos State.

“The suspect was arrested while carrying out his nefarious activities on Tuesday, November 14, through the combined efforts of residents and the police.”

According to Hundeyin, preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect who posed as a beggar on Lekki-Epe Expressway, terrorised unsuspecting motorists and robbed them of their cash and valuables under the threat of violence.

The suspect will be arraigned after the conclusion of the investigation, the statement said.


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