The operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command between late Friday night and early Saturday morning arrested three robbery suspects in separate incidences at different parts of the metropolis.
The suspects: Moshood Olowu (24) and Olasunkanmi Ogundipe (26) both attendees of Felabration along with their respective accomplices separately robbed two commuters in Ojota and Ketu.
The third suspect, Rasak Adebola (22) was arrested in Ikate by RRS patrol team after snatching a hang bag belonging to one Helen Susan in traffic in Ikate.
According to Moshood Olowu, he and his two other accomplices, now at large, left New African Shrine in Alausa Business District, Ikeja, and were heading to Ikorodu through Ojota when they committed the crime.
‘We were at Ojota around 5:00 a.m. after leaving Felabration venue to board a bus to Ikorodu. I dipped my hand into another passenger’s pocket when we were rushing the bus. I removed his phone and passed it to my colleague, Ayobami and Jide.
The owner held my hand and prevented me from joining the bus. Ayobami and Jide, who I gave the stolen phone to, went away while RRS police walked by and arrested me’.
Olasunkanmi Olajide on his part stated that he was in company of nine other accomplices from New African Shrine when they accosted one Pastor Adetayo Samuel waiting to board a bus to Ibadan around 5:00 a.m. at Old Toll Gate Ketu, collected three mobile phones from him and N6, 000:00.
‘We fled the scene immediately and we broke into three groups. We were trailed by RRS patrol team who received complaint from our victim. They arrested me while I was trying to board a bus to Ibafo’.
According to the third suspect, Rasak Adebola, ‘I was going to Ajah to retire for the night. Just before I got to Chisco around Maroko at about 11:00 p.m., I snatched a lady’s bag. I attempted to escape but the RRS men were in my front, I waited and handed over the bag.
I don’t know what came over me. I had only N200 on me. I have been waiting for traffic to build up. I have never been imprisoned before. I plead for leniency. I wont repeat it again.
I was a motor cycle rider in Shomolu. I came to Ajah to learn carpentry and get serious’, he added.
Confirming the development, the Police PRO, ASP Olarinde Famous Cole stated that the three suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation and prosecution.