Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested two ex-convicts for robbing a passerby on Olowopopo Way beside Otedola Bridge.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the suspects identified as Osazee Festus, aged 33, Matial Anthony, aged 23, both ex-convicts, and Osinachi Nwachukwu were arrested in the early hours of Saturday, February 04, 2023.
It was gathered that the trio, wielding a cutlass, accosted their victim at about 6:20 a.m. and dispossessed him of his Samsung A19 mobile phone.
The victim promptly alerted RRS officers close to the scene, who swiftly arrested two of the suspects and recovered the phone. Investigations following the arrests led to the arrest of the third suspect.
Confirming the arrest, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Command said Osazee was released from prison on February 02, 2023, after eight months behind bars while Anthony regained freedom in June 2022.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has transferred the three suspects to the Command Headquarters for further investigations.
In a related development, the Lagos State Police Command has warned groups or individuals who want to take advantage of the new Naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the State to shelve their planned violence or have the full weight of the law to contend with.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State stated that the command has uncovered plans by some groups of persons to take advantage of the new Naira notes scarcity to unleash violence in some parts of the State.
Hundeyin urged state residents and visitors not to panic as the Police, in conjunction with other security agencies, has embarked on confidence-building patrols across the Lagos metropolis.
He however enjoined, all law-abiding Lagosians to go about their lawful duties without any fear of harassment or intimidation as the Command has ensured optimal deployment of human and operational resources towards guaranteeing their safety and security.