Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has declared operation no mercy for traffic robbers in the state. He also reiterated the Command’s commitment to eradicate them from the state.
Odumosu made the assertion on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja while addressing officers and men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other operational units who are deployed at strategic places across the state to fight traffic robbery.
The Police Commissioner emphasised on the need to adopt various anti-crime strategies in combating the menace which must not be allowed to jeopardise the security network of the state.
However, Comnander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed the arrest of additional thirteen (13) suspected traffic robbers by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Wednesday 13th January, 2021 while lurking around Motorways, Old Toll-Gate and Olusosun Dump site, Ojota, Lagos.
The suspects are: Akeredola Taiwo (33), Oriyomi Solola (28), Olanrewaju Sikiru (25), Hakeem Ridwan (22), Joseph Ovie (33), Muhammadu Aminu (32), Monday Nweke (35), Emmanuel Anthony (24), Onyeka Muoghara (40), Salaudeen Rilwan (32), Kayode Dele (31), Silas Manner (27) and Favour Elijah (26).
Some of the suspects were caught red-handed while taking drugs in their hideouts around the corridor; and they were actually fingered and recognised by the residents and eye witnesses to have been involved in some of the previous traffic robberies and other crimes being perpetrated in the areas.
The Commissioner of Police has ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for proper investigation and possible prosecution.
CP Hakeem Odumosu however assured the general public of the Comnand’s relentless efforts in eradicating traffic robbery and providing adequate security for all and sundry in Lagos State.