RRS Arrests 3 Robbers After Felabration In Lagos:
The Opportunistic Robbers
Between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command arrested three robbery suspects in separate incidents at different parts of the metropolis.
The suspects: Moshood Olowu (24) and Olasunkanmi Ogundipe (26) were 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 hand bag in traffic belonging to one Helen Susan in Ikate.
The trio and their groups exploited the cover of the darkness and their large numbers to dispossess their victims of their belongings.
For 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. They connived to execute the crime.
According to him, ‘we were at Ojota around 5:00 a.m. after leaving “Felabration” to board a bus to Ikorodu. I dipped my hand into another passenger’s pocket when we were rushing to board the bus. I removed his phone and passed it to my colleagues, Ayobami and Jide.
The owner held my hand and prevented me from boarding the bus. Ayobami and Jide, who I gave the stolen phone to, went away while the RRS police were alerted and arrested me’.
For the second group of 9 young men,
Olasunkanmi Olajide said, I was in company of eight other boys coming from New African Shrine when we accosted one Pastor Adetayo Samuel waiting to board a bus to Ibadan around 5:00 a.m. at Old Toll Gate, Ketu. We collected three mobile phones from him and N6, 000:00.
‘We fled the scene immediately and 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 front of me, I waited and handed over the bag.
I don’t know what came over me. I had only N200 on me. I had been waiting for traffic to build up. I have never been imprisoned before. I plead for leniency. I wouldn’t repeat it again. I was a motor cycle rider in Shomolu. I came to Ajah to learn carpentry and get serious’, he added.