The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has again reiterated the command’s commitment to eradicate traffic robber in Lagos State.
The police boss made the assertion to eradicate traffic robbery yesterday, Thursday 14th January, 2021 at the Command Headquarters Ikeja while addressing officers and men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other operational units who are deployed at strategic places across the state to fight traffic robbery. He emphasized on the need to adopt various anti-crime strategies in combating the menace which must not be allowed to jeopardize the security network of the state.
In his brief to the command, the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed that in compliance with the police chief instruction to eradicate traffic robbery and all other crimes in the state, thirteen (13) additional suspected traffic robbers were arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 while lurking around Motorways, Old Toll-Gate and Olusosun Dump site, Ojota, Lagos.
The suspects are: Akeredola Taiwo, (33), Oriyomi Solola, (28), Olanrewaju Sikiru, (25), Hakeem Ridwan, (22), Joseph Ovie, (33), Muhammadu Aminu, (32), Monday Nweke, (35), Emmanuel Anthony, (24), Onyeka Muoghara, (40), Salaudeen Rilwan, (32), Kayode Dele, (31), Silas Manner, (27) and Favour Elijah, (26).
Some of the suspects were caught red-handed while taking drugs in their hideouts and were actually fingered and recognized by the residents and eye witnesses, to have been involved in some of the previous traffic robberies and other crimes being perpetrated in the areas.
The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for proper investigation and possible prosecution and also assured the general public of the command’s relentless efforts to eradicate traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in Lagos State.