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Task force nabs two robbery suspects, 81 miscreants in Lagos

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Chris Onuoha

Lagos—The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) has paraded two suspected armed robbers arrested by operatives of the unit at Idera City Scheme, Eleko, Lekki, Lagos.

The task force also arrested about 81 miscreants yesterday at Oshodi in an overnight operation led by the task force boss.

The suspects, comprising of 61 males and 20 females would be arraigned in court for prosecution as soon as possible.

The two armed robbers, identified as Ismaila Obajimi (28) from Oyo State and Sherrif Ibrahim (29) from Osun State, were paraded with the locally made pistols and different types of charms in a bag which they usually used in robbing and terrorising people around Eleko and its environs.

Parading the suspects, Chairman of the state taskforce Superintendent of Police, SP, Olubukola Abe explained that pre-preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects, a four-man gang, claimed to be engaged as land grabbers (Omo-Onile) on Kayetoro family land, Eleko, Lekki, Lagos by one Buhari-Oloto have been in the business of armed robbery for long around the area. 

Abe said police has also begun investigation with the aim of arresting the other two gang members namely, Raymond and Azeez for prosecution. 

Abe added that the matter has been transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja for further investigation, however, cautioned members of the public to assist security agencies by giving information about any suspected activities of individuals with their area or community. 

In another development, chairman of the task-force has warned motorists in Lagos State to strictly adhere to the state traffic rules on restricted BRT routes across the state.

Abe said, “Lagos State Traffic Regulations enforcement on restricted BRT routes across the State is not negotiable to anyone. Motorists should expect more stringent traffic enforcement from Task Force Office. And full enforcement would soon commence on the newly commissioned Ikorodu to Mile 12 BRT Road where motorcyclists, commercial buses have turned deaf hears from operating on theses restricted routes inward Ikorodu.’’


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