The Lagos Police Command has arrested a traffic robbery suspect and recovery some firearms from them.
Spokesman of the Command, DSP Bala Elkana said that an Anti-crime patrol team from Mushin Police Station led by Inspector Dada Akawu intercepted one Honda motorcycle with registration number AKM 300 VJ, red in colour along ogunmokun Street Mushin. The motorcycle was conveying four persons reasonably suspected to be members of a gang of armed robbers terrorizing Mushin and it’s environs.
“The gang mostly operates on motorcycle for easy access to escape routes after operation. The gang was responsible for series of robberies reported in the area with the same mode of operation. They take advantage of traffic situations and dispossessed unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables such as handsets, laptops, bags and money” said the Police.
Elkana stated that the bike rider refused to stop and was given a hot chase. The leader of the gang known as Taofeek Abayomi Oladiran ‘male’ 26 years old was arrested while others escaped through different directions to crowded areas along Akala, Idi-oro”
“The motorcycle was recovered. One bag containing a locally made pistol, one expended cartridge, eleven live cartridges, a jacket decorated with charms, was recovered. The suspects at large are identified as Afeez ‘male’ Micheal ‘male’ and Tolu ‘male’” Elkana said.
Meanwhile the operatives of the State special anti robbery squad (SARS) have taken over the case and have launched a manhunt of the three fleeing suspects. Investigation is ongoing.