Police Arrest 19 Suspected Traffic Robbers In Lagos


The crest of the Nigeria Police Force is on a police officer’s uniform. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 19 suspected traffic robbers along some flashpoints in the state.

Some of the areas include Agege, Seven-Up, Ojota axis, Surulere to Eko Bridge.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says their arrests were made possible following the directive by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to rid off criminals in the state.

This also comes after President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state and the Police College in Ikeja and launched newly received security vehicles and gadgets from the state government.



 

He further noted that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and tactical Commanders, especially the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to make judicious use of the newly donated equipment and decimate the activities of hoodlums at the identified areas across the state.

Read Full Statement Below:

LAGOS POLICE LAUNCH NEW EQUIPMENT, FLOOD FLASHPOINTS, ARREST 19 SUSPECTED TRAFFIC ROBBERS

The Lagos State Police Command immediately swung into action on a show of force across strategic locations in Lagos today Thursday 10th June 2021, with some of the newly received security vehicles and gadgets from the Lagos State Government, just after the Commissioning of the equipment by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari today at the Police College, Ikeja-Lagos.

The RRS team, led by the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, in the process hit notorious flashpoints in Agege, Seven-Up cum Ojota axis, Surulere to Eko bridge where notorious traffic robbers and miscreants have been terrorising innocent motorists and commuters and arrested nineteen (19) suspected traffic robbers. The operation is ongoing and currently mounting surveillance on the Eko bridge.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and tactical Commanders, especially the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to make judicious use of the newly donated equipment and decimate the activities of hoodlums at the identified areas across the state.

He further directed that additional traffic surveillance officers, with motorbikes, be deployed to the strategic places in the state in order to suppress keep criminals at bay.

CP Hakeem Odumosu also assured the general public of adequate security of lives and property in the state, while he ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for a thorough investigation.

E-SIGNED

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI (mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
IKEJA-LAGOS
DATED 10TH JUNE, 2021.


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