In its bid to have itch free yuletide in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has intensified its strategies to curb crimes and criminality particularly traffic robbery across the state. The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) during one of the command’s undercover operations around Ikeja Area, arrested 3 (three) suspected traffic robbers at Agidingbi, Ikeja, around 11.30 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
The suspects, on sighting the RRS operatives, took to their heels but were given a hot chase by the police before they were eventually arrested. During preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to have been terrorizing and responsible for some traffic robberies and other crimes at Isheri, Ojodu, Berger, Motorways, Agidingbi, Ketu, Alapere and Ogudu areas of the state.
The suspects, Damola Ajewole,17, Omotosho Seyi, 19, and Olanrewaju Sunday, 23 were arrested with the operational motorcycle and weapons that they used to terrorize their victims in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspected armed robbers be handed over to the State CID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.
In the same vein, in order to be proactive and fortify security in Ikorodu and its environs, subsequent on the speculations/ threats of robbery attacks on the residents of Ikorodu, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the commander RRS, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and other operational units, including the Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau and CP Monitoring Unit, to relocate to Ikorudu. The operation also involves the Area Commander, Area N, Ijede and all the Divisional Police Officers and their operatives in Ikorodu.
It will be recalled that recently there were speculations that robbers were planning to lay siege and attack the residents of Ikorodu and its environs. Premised on the speculations, CP Hakeem Odumosu, swung into action and re-strategized towards providing adequate security in Ikorodu and environs.
While felicitating with Lagosians on Christmas celebration, he appeals to the general public to abide by the laws of the land and observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during and beyond the seasons.