I bought the pistol I use to rob in traffic for N100,000, says arrested traffic robber in Lagos


It was the end of the road for two traffic robbers who always attacked motorists and commuters in some parts of Lagos State as they were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command while they were about to carry out another robbery.

In fact, it was gathered that one of the robbers said he bought a pistol found on them for the sum of N100,000 from a seller.

The two young men, whose names were given as Lekan Abdulateef, aged 23 and Tajudeen Sanusi, aged 24, and said to be indigenes of Kwara State but residents of Ajegunle and Orile areas, were arrested by men of the RRS on Monday around 11:00 p.m. at the Oshodi area on a motorcycle.

It was gathered that at the point of their arrest, they were found in possession of a locally-made pistol and charms which they said they used to rob motorists during traffic around Ojota, Maryland, 7up, China Town, Eko Bridge and Mile 2.

According to a statement by the RRS on Tuesday: “In line with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu’s riot act that Lagos will be hot for all shades of criminals, the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) yesterday (Monday) at about 11:00 p.m. arrested two robbery suspects in possession of a locally-made pistol and charms, while out to perpetrate crimes across their target points.

“The vigilant RRS team on patrol around Oshodi metropolis intercepted the robbers who were riding on a motorcycle suspiciously.

“The two suspects namely Lekan Abdulateef, aged 23 and Tajudeen Sanusi, aged 24, are both indigenes of Kwara State and residents of Ajegunle and Orile areas of Lagos respectively.

“One of the suspects, Lekan Abdulateef, who was in possession of the pistol at the time of arrest, confessed to have bought the gun at the rate of N100,000 from a seller.

“He confessed further to have been using his pistol to rob motorists during traffic around Ojota, Maryland, 7up, China Town, Eko Bridge and Mile 2 areas.

“The Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, however confirmed that the two suspects have been transfered to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters for discreet investigation as directed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu.”


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