Three Traffic Robbers Apprehended With Stolen Phones

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Some of the suspected criminals paraded by the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan on Friday.


By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


Three suspected traffic armed robbers are cooling their feet in police net in Lagos for allegedly robbing some unsuspecting victims of their android phones.
The bandits, who were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command at the weekend, were said to be members of a gang robbing motorists on the Long Bridge along of  Isheri, Ojodu , Berger axis of Ibadan Expressway and Agidingbi in Ikeja.
 Ikeja were yesterday arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and two android phones which they had robbed were retrieved from them.
Identified as Issa Jidda, 15, Alli Jumah, 19, and Adamu Mohammed, 22, it was learnt that the suspects were arrested Saturday at about 8:46 p.m. around Olowopopo Way, Ikeja after robbing two ladies in Agidingbi, Ikeja and Isheri.

According to one of the suspects, Issa Jidda, the gang had been operating in Ogun Long Bridge, Isheri, Unilag Estate, Gateway Estate, Ojodu – Berger, Fela Shrine and Agidingbi since May, 2019.
“We have been operating since last month. I was invited into the gang by Adamu. He is the leader of the gang. I have gone out on robberies with them seven times.  Our targets are mobile phones, wallet and jewelry”, he stated.
“We also rob in traffic, especially Long Bridge. We avoid operating in Kara because we live there. Our colleagues might see us. We sell the phones and share the money.
The motor cycle that we use is owned by Alli. The three of us operate on it using a knife and dagger as our arms”, the primary school dropout added.
The trio were arrested by RRS patrol team after it responded to a distress call that some robbers on bike were operating in Agidingbi. 
The officers trailed the robbers to Olowopopo Way, where a motorist who got a hint that the suspects were being chased hit their okada to prevent them from escaping into the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.
The owners of the two android phones snatched in Gateway Estate, Isheri and Agidingbi, identified the suspects.
They have been transferred to SARS for further investigation
Commenting on the development, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Muazu Zubair urged Lagosians to continue to co -operate with the police in order to address some of the security challenges in the State.

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