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How Governor Sanwo Olu personally arrested robbers


Governor Sanwo-Olu personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals operating in the Lagos trafiic.

On Monday morning, a gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo while attempting to unleash terror an a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa.

The gang of suspected criminals were arrested on Monday morning while attempting to rob a motorist in the Ojota-Alausa area.

The gang specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic and were caught in the very act. Governor Sanwo-Olu’s convoy approached the scene just in time to rescue a motorist from the three machete-wielding criminals who were trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle. The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.

Suspected robbers operating caught by Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu
Suspected robbers operating caught by Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu had vowed to rid the state of criminals. The Governor made the declaration on thursday 10th June 2021, while handing over security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for the use of Lagos Police Command.

Sanwo Olu said “Let me also use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to all criminals who are operating in Lagos State or planning to operate here; all armed robbers, kidnappers, cultists, bandits, and other criminals, we will leave no stone unturned in making this state inhospitable to you. We will find you, wherever you may be lurking and we will bring the full weight of the law an you,”

Suspected robbers operating caught by Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu 2
Suspected robbers operating caught by Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu 2

Traffic robbery has been a challenge to motorist in Lagos. Last month, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumasu, confirmed the arrest of not less than One Hundred and Twenty Seven Suspected traffic robbers at various locations within Lagos State from March, 2021 to June 2021. He said the command has been fighting robbery in traffic relentlessly, even before the recent donation of crime fighting equipment and communication gadgets to the command by the Lagos State Government; and the fight against the menace will be intensified and more effective with the new equipment from the Lagos State Government.




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