The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested two traffic robbery suspects, whose gang had allegedly been terrorising commuters along Orile/Iganmu roads and environs.
This was made known on Sunday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
He said that the suspects were arrested at about 11:45 pm on Saturday by Ijora Badia Police Division while carrying out their operations.
Hundeyin stated that preliminary investigation showed that the suspects and others now at large, had allegedly been involved in several traffic robberies in the past.
According to him, information was received from an informant on Saturday that some hoodlums, numbering about eight, were seen at Pallet Area, close to Orile Iganmu under bridge, coming out in “Commando Style”.
“The informant said they were brandishing dangerous weapons, such as machetes, broken bottles, sticks, and jack knives with the intention of dispossessing innocent members of the public of their valuables inside the traffic in the area.
“A team of operatives from Ijora Badia Division immediately went after the suspects,” he said.
Hundeyin further added that two suspects, Adura Babatunde, 28 years old, and Tunde Omose, 20 years old, of no fixed addresses were arrested in the process.