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In a fresh report, the Lagos State Police Command has announced that is has arrested three suspected daredevil traffic robbers, who were identified a Usman Mohammed, Azeez Adeleke and Solomon Odiya, in Ikeja.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin who is the spokesperson for the Command had confirmed the arrest in a statement in Lagos.
Hundeyin said that 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 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. Items recovered from the suspects include one Tecno mobile phone, one dagger and N5,400,” he said.
He said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had previously operated in the area a couple of times, snatching belongings of unsuspecting passers-by.
He said that the suspects would be arraigned in court at the conclusion of investigations. He also assured residents that the Command under the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, would continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety of life and property in the state.
In another report, the Bauchi Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda has ordered an immediate probe into the setting ablaze of a suspected thief of a motorcycle at Chinade community in Katagum Local Government Area of the state.
A middle-aged man, whose identity had not been determined, was attacked by a mob who beat him to a pulp and later set him ablaze for alleged theft of a motorcycle on Sunday.
Sanda stated this in a statement signed by the Spokesman of the command, SP Ahmed Wakili, made available to newsmen in Bauchi.
He described the mob action as a barbaric and dehumanizing act of jungle justice meted out on the suspect by some irate youths in Chinade.