The suspected bandit arrested by the RRS
Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, at the weekend arrested a suspected member of an eight-man robbery gang, Abdullahi Olanrewaju, 30, during the gang’s operations at Abeje and Onibeju Streets in Agege area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The operatives, who were led to the scene of the robbery by Inspector Anthony Inege, noted said one of the victims, who managed to escape through the window, alerted them that armed men were operating in their building.
The officers followed the complainant to the robbery scene where they met men of the underworld numbering about eight in an attempt to enter another building on the street.
It was gathered that while the robbers sighted the police, they opened fire at them.
The swift response from the RRS operatives, who were on patrol routine in the area, led to the arrest one of them while others made away with two pump action guns, a sum of N549,500 and other valuables.
The suspect, who hails from Ita-Amoju in Kwara State, confessed to RRS investigators that he was lured into the robbery with a promise by his gang members that they would buy a commercial bus for him after the operation.
“When I arrived Lagos, I started driving a commercial bus plying Agege to Oshodi before I joined the robbery gang. But all of a sudden, the bus developed faults, and the owner had to sell the vehicle off. Since then, things have been very difficult for me.
“I met other gang members at a beer parlour in Akerele Wahabi area in Agege. I told them I was a bus driver and they promised to buy a new bus for me.When they refused to buy the vehicle for me, they promised again that they would introduce me to one …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper