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Monday, 2 July 2018

Two Traffic Robbers Arrested By Police in Lagos STATE

Tunde Raphael, 24, who was arrested last week by officers of the Rapid Response Squadron of the Lagos State Police Command, explained how he and 19 other gang members evicted motorists and passengers from their belongings in the Mile 2 Bridge traffic.


Tunde, who was arrested in traffic on Mile 2 at 5:00 a.m. along with two other accomplices, Samuel Kolawole (23) and Solomon Omini (32) on Wednesday after a pursuit by the Rapid Response Squad officers, said that the only job had been robbing motorists and passengers of their belongings among the 4:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., as well as during the night.

He revealed that he and about 20 colleagues from his work in groups of two or three have toy guns, machetes, Jack knives, hammers, rods and other weapons to strip travelers of phones, money, jewelry, laptops and other possessions. precious.

According to him, "it's a job I've been doing now for over a year, as soon as we get close to a car, we tell the occupants to take their belongings in. Some would cooperate with us and give us their phones and money.

Some would end. I laugh at them because we would break that crystal or we would use our prepared mixture that when we threw them into the side glasses, we would lower them gently and take everything we wanted and we would leave the place ".

We do this every day. We know when to go and when not. We work with the nature of the traffic. We address the passersby as well. Those who go to work or the merchants who go to the market are our main objective. If you're old at work, you get good goals. I sold the phones that I pick up between N3,000 and N4,000 per day. "

He further explained, "We recently collected a lot of money from three occupants of a vehicle, I do not know the exact amount, there were two of us, my colleague tried to run away with the money and I tried to track him in. Unfortunately for me, he noticed and finally I found a corner of the head.





I lost so much blood and I was there unconscious. The cut was so severe that three hospitals rejected me. Here I am still alive. I still see this guy and he's still in this business with me. "

Tunde stated that he lost his mother at a young age. He added that he was helping an Indian hemp vendor on Mile 2 before being introduced to the traffic theft. He argued that those who attracted him assured him that he was going to make more money doing that than helping a tough drug dealer, who offered him only food.

However, the drama occurred during the interrogation of the suspects at the RRS headquarters in Alausa when a phone, Nokia Touch, allegedly owned by one of the suspects, Samuel Kolawole, began to ring repeatedly.

Police detectives interrogating the suspect put the phone on the loudspeaker only to have the caller later identified as Robert claim ownership of the phone, emphasizing that armed robbers charged him the phone in Mile 2.

Kolawole, who had previously claimed ownership of the phone in his statement, said he bought the phone from a colleague of his with a SIM card that morning for N1500.

The phone was later delivered to Mr. Robert, who reported to the RRS office after calling.

Commenting on the development, Police PRO, CSP Chike Oti stated that the police are stepping up efforts to stop traffic thieves in Mile 2 and other parts of the state. He added that substantial progress has been made in that area.

The three suspects have been transferred to the F SARS office in Ikeja for future investigations.

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