The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected traffic robbers, whose gang had been terrorising motorists in Iganmu /Ijora Badia areas of the state.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to the newsmen on Monday.
Hundeyin disclosed that the suspects were tracked through their mobile phones, which fell off from the pocket of one of the suspects, while escaping initial arrest.
He added that a resident raised an alarm about the suspects’ activities on Saturday, at about 2.00 p.m.
The command’s spokesperson explained that the resident raised the alarm after a group of hoodlums, numbering about 10, swooped on him and robbed him of N30,000, while fixing his car under the Iganmu Bridge.
He said that the alarm attracted the attention of the police surveillance team of Ijora Badia Police Division and a vigilance group on Moshood Abiola Way, Ijora, who gave the robbers a hot pursuit.
“The combined team raced to the scene and the suspects escaped. The operatives however, recovered one Botel Phone, weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp at the scene.
“However, on Sunday, at about 10.00 a.m., operatives were able to track the duo of Adamu Abdullahi, 28, and Adam Mohammed, 19, who were the ring leaders of the gang.
“It was discovered that Adamu Abdullahi is the owner of the recovered phone. The suspects confessed to the crime and the victim also identified them”, he said.
Hundeyin noted that police were on the trail of other members of the gang, while investigation into the case was ongoing.