Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday 4th January arrested three notorious ‘one chance’ armed robbers by Jubilee Bridge around Abule-Egba area of Lagos.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the suspects were arrested by LASTMA personnel alongside their operational vehicle a painted ‘T4’ commercial bus (APP 406 YE).
Confirming the arrest, the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr. Adebayo Taofiq said the suspects were arrested by LASTMA personnel alongside their operational vehicle a painted ‘T4’ commercial bus (APP 406 YE) at the U-turn area of Abule-Egba.
According to Taofiq, immediately they were arrested one of them escaped with a P.O.S machine before the arrival of the Policemen.”
“Preliminary investigations revealed that they were notorious ‘one-chance’ armed robbers terrorising the entire Abule-Egba and its environs.”
“Investigation further revealed that they were being chased by members of the public after they noticed that a man was pushed down from their vehicle after robbing him of his valuables.
“They drove recklessly to evade arrest before they were eventually caught by Lastma officials controlling and managing traffic around the Abule-Egba axis.
“The two suspects were later handed over to Policemen from the ‘Ile-Epo’ Police Division for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of LASTMA Mr Bakare Oki Olalekan appealed to members of the public particularly commuters to be very vigilant and stop boarding commercial buses by the roadside popularly called ‘So-le’