Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigeria Police on Friday raided criminal hideouts in Agege area of Lagos and in the process, arrested two robbery suspects who attempted to rob innocent motorists during traffic gridlock.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that two suspects were arrested in connection with the robbery attempt.
He said that the incident occurred around Otedola Bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
He said that the two arrested robbers were suspected Awawa cult members at Oko-0koto, Agege area of the state.
According to him, the police team, lead by the squad’s commander, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, on Friday ran into the suspected armed robbers around 11 p.m at Otedola Bridge inward Ojota.
“The robbers hurridly abandoned their motorcycle marked NND268 WZ, a toy gun and some dangerous weapons,” the police official said.
Adejobi said the suspects were later traced and arrested at their hideout in Agege in compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu.
“The raid of hideouts and dangerous areas in the state, particularly in Agege and its environs, is part of the proactive strategies to minimise crime in Lagos State.
“Some of the areas raided include Isokoko, Oke-Koto, Abattoir, Dopemu, Elere,Oniwaya and Pen Cinema, allin Agege, he said.
The police image maker quoted Odumosu to have ordered for immediate investigation of the suspects while reiterating his commitment to rid Lagos State of criminals and hoodlums.
“Odumosu also admonished members of the public to be sensitive to their environment and be alive to their civic responsibilities towards the maintenance of law and order and public safety,” Adejobi said.