▪︎As CP deploys RRS, teams to thwart robbery threats in Ikorodu
In its bid to have a hitch-free yuletide in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has intensified strategies to curb crimes and criminalities, particularly traffic robbery, across the state.
The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), during one of the command’s undercover operations around Ikeja Area, arrested 3 suspected traffic robbers at Agidingbi, Ikeja, about 11.30pm on Tuesday (22nd December, 2020).
Confirming the report, the Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the suspects, on sighting the RRS operatives, took to their heels but were given a hot chase by the police before they were eventually arrested.
Adejobi said during preliminary interrogations, the suspects confessed to have been terrorising and responsible for some traffic robberies and other crimes at Isheri, Ojodu, Berger, Motorways, Agidingbi, Ketu, Alapere and Ogudu.
Adejobi named the suspects as Damola Ajewole, m, 17, Omotosho Seyi, m,19, and Olanrewaju Sunday, m, 23.
He said their operational motorcycle and weapons were also recovered from them.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the suspected armed robbers be handed over to the State CID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigations.
In the same vein, in order to be proactive and fortify security in Ikorodu and its environs following the speculations or threats of robbery attacks on residents of Ikorodu, the Commissioner has ordered the commander RRS, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and other operational units, including Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau, CP Monitoring Unit, to relocate to Ikorudu.
Adejobi said the operation also involved the Area Commander, Area N, Ijede and all the Divisional Police Officers and their operatives in Ikorodu.
It would be recalled that recently, there were speculations that robbers were planning to lay siege to and attack residents of Ikorodu and its environs.
Premised on the speculations, CP Hakeem Odumosu, swung into action and re-strategised towards providing adequate security in Ikorodu and other parts of the state.
While felicitating Lagosians on Christmas celebrations, he appealed to the general public to abide by the laws of the land and observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during and after the seasons.