Armed Robbers, Car Thieves Arrested In Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested three (3) suspected traffic robbers and two others said to specialised in stealing vehicles at churches.

According to Bala Elkana, the police spokesperson in Lagos, the suspected traffic robbers were arrested around 5:30am on 19th January  around Ipaja by detectives on anti-traffic robbery patrol (Motorcycle Patrol).

The suspects were identified as Owolabi Seyi (18), Hassan Lekan (19) and Ismailia Ibrahim (19), adding that they specialised in snatching handbags, phones and money from unsuspecting members of the public.

Elkana said; they mostly operate between 4am and 7am. Items recovered from them include phones and bags they snatched from three different victims. The suspects have been charged to court. In a related development, the operatives from the Ipaja division arrested two notorious suspects who specialised in car snatching and stealing vehicles from parking spaces mostly in worship centres. The suspects were identified as; Bamidele Adebayo and Hakeem Taofik. “On 19th January, at about 1pm, the suspects stole a Toyota Corolla saloon car at a church in Shagari Estate Ipaja and moved the vehicle to Ijagba village in Sango Ota, Ogun State. Detectives from Ipaja Police Station recovered the vehicle at about 4pm on the same day from the suspects, and the suspects were also charged to court.

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