The police command in Lagos says it has arrested three suspected traffic robbers, Usman Mohammed, Azeez Adeleke and Solomon Odiya, in Ikeja.
The spokesperson for the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a statement.
Mr Hundeyin said the suspects were arrested at about 8:00 p.m. on June 19, at Mobolaji Johnson Road, Ikeja.
“The suspects were arrested by officers of the Alausa division of the command following a distress call received by the police about an ongoing robbery attack at Ikeja. They were apprehended while escaping with their loot after robbing their victims,” said the statement. “Items recovered from the suspects include one Tecno mobile phone, one dagger and N5,400.”
Mr Hundeyin explained that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had previously operated in the area a couple of times, snatching the belongings of passers-by.
He also mentioned that the suspects would be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations.
Mr Hundeyin assured residents that the police would continue to do everything possible to protect life and property in Lagos.