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Lagos Police Arrests Rail Tracks Vandals, Traffic Robbers, Other Suspects

Policemen attached to Satellite and Aguda Divisions of the Lagos command have arrested two suspected traffic robbers, Solomon Ayuba and Manase David, while they were attacking unsuspecting commuters along Agboju-Alakija on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, as other members of the gang took to their heels.

In a statement the police said its operatives had placed the suspected armed robbers under surveillance for some days before they were eventually arrested with Items including one locally-made pistol, cartridges and 2 face Masks recovered from them.

According to the statement, operatives attached to Aguda also arrested two suspected traffic robbers at Olatunji Onimole Street by Brown Junction, while attacking and robbing a Toyota Siena Bus with Reg. No AAA 30 AZ. The suspects; 24 years old Ismail Abayomi, and 25 years old Seun Akinbunu and others at large allegedly attacked the bus, broke its side screen and robbed one Atinuke Adisa of her phone.

The statement also noted that policemen attached to the office of the Area Commander in Festac Town, arrested two suspects carrying vandalised rail track equipment belonging to the Nigerian Railway Corporation. According to the statement, when the policemen stopped the vehicle carrying the two suspects; Victor Akpan and Adesina Folorunsho, they could not explain how they procured the items they were carrying.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the suspected traffic robbers be taken to State CID Panti for thorough investigation while the fleeing suspects should be traced and equally arrested.

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