Four suspected robbers were apprehended by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Sunday near MKO Abiola Gardens, Ikeja.
As disclosed in a statement on Tuesday morning via the official RRS handle, the arrests were made while the suspects were in the act of committing the crime.
Furthermore, stolen phones and ATM cards were recovered from the individuals.
The statement read, “Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Christmas eve arrested four suspected traffic robbers and recovered three android phones and an ATM card while on patrol at MKO Abiola’s Gardens, Ojota, Lagos.
“The suspects were arrested at about 7.30pm on Sunday after one of the victims alerted RRS bike riders on patrol of the area.
“The suspects are Wasiu Olawale (23) an ex-convict, who was released in May, 2023, Adebayo Olatunbosun (20), Wale John (28) and Uche Ugwu (25), the gang leader.
“A diligent trail of the suspects by the police led to the arrest of three of them and the recovery of three android phones and ATM card.
“Five victims have reported at RRS headquarters where they have positively identified the suspects. The suspects are currently assisting the squad in its investigation.
“They are to be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.”