Police arrest 10 notorious robbers in Lagos traffic, see their faces here!


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The Nigeria Police are waging war against traffic robbers in Lagos. See how they arrested over 10 suspects and recovered various arms and ammunition! recently!

Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos Command, have arrested over 10 suspected criminals operating in Lagos traffic, and also recovered various firearms from the arrested suspects in different areas of the city.

According to a statement released by Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), the surveillance patrol initiative, a brainchild of the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, aimed at combating the menace of traffic robbery in the city of Lagos made the arrest of the suspects possible.

The PPRO stated that the surveillance team was proactive in stopping a robbery attempt in the Ketu area of the state on May 24, 2019. The gang leader who goes by the name Gabazine was arrested along with two other gang members.


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The Police recovered a stolen Samsung phone from the suspects, and gave it back to the owner. The surveillance team, in an undercover operation, also nabbed two traffic robbers who were about to rob a motorist. Members of the team recovered a toy pistol and two jack knives from the suspects.

“On the same date at about 0005hrs, surveillance Patrol team deployed to Ketu bus stop, arrested two traffic robbery suspects, namely: Ayomide Ayobami and Taye Onofowokan, both living at Agboyi Ketu. One pistol with three live ammunitions and a jack knife were recovered from them,” Elkana said.

The statement further revealed that, on the same day, the team also arrested a 30-year-old man identified as Bamidele Ogunbanjo in the Amuwo Odofin area of Festac. Items recovered from the suspect include a live ammunition and pistol made locally.

“Investigation is ongoing and all the suspects will be charged to Court,” Elkana concluded.


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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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