Traffic robber in Lagos disguised as Okada rider, nabbed by police


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Lagos State Police Command has nabbed some of those hoodlums terrorizing unsuspecting motorists in traffic. Read the full story and see their faces!

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three suspected robbers for carrying out operations in traffic, displacing motorists of their possessions.

According to a statement signed by Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, an Ipaja Police Station surveillance patrol team arrested a young man, Shefiu Aliu, along Ayobo-Ipaja road as he tried to steal handbags and mobile phones from two women, Deborah Williams and Grace Williams.

The PPRO disclosed that the suspect falsely presented himself as one riding a motorcycle popularly referred to as Okada, and preyed on their eagerness to avoid the heavy traffic in the area by using Okada. Following his arrest, the suspect owned up to committing the crime. The police recovered the motorcycle he used for his crimes as well as a machete hidden under the motorcycle’s seat, away from the eyes of his unsuspecting victims.


Make sure your Okada riders go on the right direction!

Elkana further disclosed that the same surveillance team from Ipaja Police Station working in the Zion Church Area arrested two more suspects, Afiz Tajudeen and Biodun Oladimeji, for stealing a bag belonging to a lady identified as Obiako Ruth with the use of a motorcycle.

“The Motorcycle was also recovered with one machete, one knife and a locally made pistol. Suspects will be charged to Court,” he added.


These are just three among hundreds of traffic robbers prowling Lagos streets

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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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