Could This Be The End Of Traffic Robbery In Mile 2



The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a suspect, Tunde Raphael, a member of a leading traffic robbery syndicate terrorizing motorists in Mile 2, community, Lagos Mainland.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The suspect who was apprehended by the security operatives around 5:00 am alongside two other gang members disclosed that the gang specializes in motorists and commuters in traffic of their belongings between 4:00 a.m and 6:30 a.m as well as at night.
He narrated that he and his 20 colleagues work in groups of twos holding toy guns, machetes, Jack knives, hammers, rods and other weapons to dispossess commuters of phones, money, jewelry, laptops and other prized possessions.
He told the Police that he has been doing the job for over a year saying; “As soon as we approach a car, we tell the occupants to bring out their belongings. Some would cooperate with us and give us their phones and money.
“Some would wind up. I laugh at them because we would break that glass or use our prepared mixture that when thrown at their side glasses, would bring them down gently and we would take all that we want and leave the place.”
He added that: We do this every day and we know when to come and when not to. We work with the nature of traffic. We target passersby too. Those going to work or traders going to market are our main target. If you are old on the job, you get good targets. I sold the phones I collect for between N3,000 to N4,000 daily.”
Commenting on the development, Police PRO, CSP Chike Oti stated that the police are intensifying efforts towards arresting traffic robbers in Mile 2 and other parts of the state. He added that substantial progress has been made in bringing crime to an end in that area.
Meanwhile, the three suspects have been transferred to the F SARS office in Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, for further investigations.

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