Ogudu/ Ojota and Ketu residents may now heave a sigh of relieve as Lagos Police operative have arrested eight notorious bag snatchers who has made life unbearable for residents of these axis.
These axis have become very dangerous at night both for pedestrians and car owners as a number of people have fallen victim to their menace. The hoodlums lay ambush for unsuspecting victims and attack them with machetes. They snatch their bags and dispose them of their valuables.
The eight criminals who were arrested are John Obinna, Sunday Ugwu, Dapo Simeon, Chinonso Onnogo, Chuka Eze, Kadir Afolabi, Segun Pascal and David Bassey.
According to Nation newspaper, the arrest followed an attack on two women last Wednesday at MKO Gardens near Ojota.
The women were said to have alerted RRS operatives stationed in the area on Thursday, prompting a combing of the area and subsequent arrest of Obinna and Ugwu who are members of the notorious gang. The two criminals were arrested at the scene of the crime.
Several items such as phones and unused sim cards were recovered from the criminals. The items were traced to the owner, Adebayo Ogunleye who was also a victim.
Adebayo, recounting his ordeal in the hands of the hoodlums said he was macheted on the head because he refused to surrender his Microsoft Lumia 535 andTecno T5 and his wallet containing his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, among others.
“It was God’s intervention that I was not killed that night as I was struggling for survival, drinking my own blood before I was able to cross to the other side of the road and escape,” he said.
The Lagos Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, said the suspects confessed to be robbers, adding that they have given the police information that would lead to arresting others