Suspected traffic robbers arrested at Ikeja

Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three suspected traffic robbers, who have been terrorizing Ikeja and its environs.

The suspects, Issa Jidda,15, Alli Jumah,19, and Adamu Mohammed, 22, were arrested around Olowopopo Way in Ikeja at about 8:46pm shortly after stripping two women of their belongings, including phones, at Agidingbi and Isheri.

They were arrested after the police were alerted that robbers on motorcycle were operating in the area.

Police officers were said to have pursued the robbers to Olowopopo Way, where a motorist, who was informed that the suspects were being chased, hit their motorcycle to stop them .

One of the suspects, Jidda, in his confessional statement said:

We have been operating since May. I was invited to join the gang by Adamu. He is the leader of the gang. I have gone out on robberies with them seven times. Our targets are phones, wallets and jewellery. We also rob in traffic, especially on Long Bridge. We avoid operating at Kara because we live there. Our neighbours may see us. We sell the phones and share the money. The motorcycle we use is owned by Alli. The three of us operate on it, using a knife and dagger as our arms.”

The suspects have since been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for further interrogations and would be charged to court soon.

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