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Traffic robbery reduces in Lagos -CP, 127 suspects nabbed in three months

THE Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, says traffic robbery across the state has drastically reduced due to the effort of the command.

The CP’s assertion was based on the available empirical figure of the isolated cases of robbery in traffic which is not unconnected to the command’s renewed anti crime strategies being emplaced.

He said the Command has deployed its human and material resources to tackle the menace headlong.

The CP while giving the assurance on Thursday, in his Ikeja office, confirmed the arrest of about 127 suspected traffic robbers at various locations within the State from March, 2021till date.

He said the command has been fighting robbery in traffic relentlessly, even before the recent donation of crime fighting equipment and communication gadgets to the command by the Lagos State Government; and the fight against the menace would be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the Lagos State Government.

Similarly, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the combat training, musketry and range practice for Police personnel in the command should be continuous as the command also commenced the training of the Police operatives attached to the newly formed Anti Traffic Robbery Squad to tackle the menace of robbery in traffic in Lagos State.

He attributed successes recorded in the fight against crimes and criminality in the state to training and re-training of Police officers and men and constructive collaboration with the public and other security agencies in the state.

In the same vein, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, have arrested two notorious suspected robbers along Ikorodu Road, Lagos on Tuesday.

The suspects are Tunde Ramoni, 21 and Adepoju Samuel, 34.

Tunde Ramoni, who hails from Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested at Ojota, while Adepoju Samuel who hails from Ogbomosho, Oyo State, was caught while robbing a motorist with unregistered motorcycle (Okada) around Tipper area, Ketu, Lagos State.

During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Tunde Ramoni was once arrested with a gang of ‘Pick Pocketers’ in 2019 and was convicted to 6 months imprisonment.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that both suspects be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation.

Similarly, Police operatives attached to Apapa Division of the Command, have arrested one Ibrahim Abidun, 26, at Agbomalu Apapa, Lagos State, with two locally-made pistols.

Other items recovered from him include two live cartridges, assorted charms and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

The Commissioner has ordered that the suspect be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and possible prosecution.

While reiterating the command’s zero tolerance for crimes and social vices in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and tactical Commanders to redouble their efforts in securing public space across the length and breadth of Lagos State.


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