By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Unit have nabbed a notorious traffic robber, Oluwole Kayode, 27 years old, who pretended to be selling soft drinks and sachets water to motorists at Oshodi bridge area of Lagos State
Superintendent of Police, SP, Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, said he was apprehended by officers of the agency positioned at Oshodi bridge to check criminal activities of traffic robbers.
He stated that the traffic robber was arrested after he had broken a driver’s side screen of a Toyota Corolla car with a hammer and snatched 2 phones and a bag containing valuables.
The Chairman stated further that immediately the suspect was arrested and every item stolen recovered that the owner was called on the phone to pick up her bag and 2 phone at Task Force office, Bolade, Oshodi.
The suspect confessed to using a hammer on motorists, who refused to voluntarily release their belongings during traffic at Oshodi bridge.
“Yes, I used a hammer to break her vehicle side screen because the woman refused to surrender her bag and 2 phones when I approached her during traffic when it was raining.”
The owner of the snatched bag and 2 phones, Mrs Hadizatul Jiddah, commended the Lagos State Commissioner of Police for his efforts of ridding Lagos of crime and State Task Force for the prompt action taken.
“If not for the prompt interventions of personnel of the Lagos State Task Force my bag and 2 phones would have gone.”