RRS arrests Legion officer for stealing motorcycles

The suspected Legion officer

The suspected Legion officer

Kazeem Ugbodaga

A Legion officer who specialized in robbing okada riders have been arrested in Agege area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

The suspect, Umam Hrmid, 48, from Borno State, a 2LT of Nigerian Legion, Lagos State Command was caught impersonating official of the Lagos State Taskforce to rob okada riders.

He was arrested on Friday evening at about 10:30 p.m. by RRS operatives in Agege after dispossessing one Amin Al–Hassan of his motorcycle.

The suspect, who was working with his accomplice, Tijani Bashir, now at large, had accosted his victim, Al–Hassan, at Total Filling Station, Agege and told him that he was a policeman attached to the Lagos State Taskforce.

He told his victim that he was impounding his motorcycle for plying restricted area and for operating at prohibited hour.

Bewildered, Al–Hassan began to plead for negotiation but Hrmid told him to bring N20, 000 but the victim could only produce N5,000 which the suspect rejected.

“When he refused to accept the N5,000, he mounted the bike and rode it towards Iyana Ipaja. I begged him but he told me to get down from the bike because I sat behind him while his partner rode the bike they brought”, Al–Hassan explained.

He continued: “He rode through Agbotikuyo, Agege. At Mulero, I forced the bike to a stop by removing its key from the ignition, and I got down. We were arguing when two passers-by joined us and they requested for his identity card when he told them that he was a policeman with the Lagos State Taskforce.

“Reluctantly, he flashed his identity card before them but one of them was so swift to snatch it from him. Then, he began to chase the guy, who quickly ran towards RRS patrol team nearby who arrested him and collected …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper