The Lagos State Police Command have apprehended 10 people suspected to be traffic robbers terrorising motorists in different parts of the state.
This was disclosed on Monday by Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest in a press statement.
He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had rejigged the command security strategies.
He said the Strike Team of the command arrested the suspects at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along.
He added that the suspects were attacking innocent people and dispossessing them of their belongings.
The image maker said that the police responded to distress calls from victims and arrested some of the suspects during robbery, adding that the others were arrested at their hideouts.
According to him, “They have confessed to the crime.
“The suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlasses and charms”.
Adejobi who said that a gold necklace belonging to one of the victims and some other suspected stolen items including phones and wristwatches were recovered from the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had recently promised to rid the state of criminals, particularly traffic robbers.
According to Adejobi, Odumosu has directed the commander of Rapid Response Squad and other tactical commanders to sectorise the state for easy operations.